Prolonging the Last Days of Summer

Today I’m prolonging the last days of summer.

Even though it’s officially fall, one of the touches I love bringing into my kitchen is displaying the fruits of the season.

Simple and elegant.

I recently canned peaches with my friend (a post to come in my 31 Days series) and we left a few out for “eating.”

Even though they don’t last long on the counter, they are so beautiful.

Peach season is coming to an end and we’re moving on to apples and pears.

Are you a lover of summer like I am, and do you ever feel melancholy as the season draws to a close?

(I hope you’ll join me for 31 Days of Warm Connections coming Oct. 1. Here are the winners to my Balcony Girls 2 eBook post: Sheila, Ann (no blog), Debbie, and Kathy.)

6 comments on “Prolonging the Last Days of Summer”

  1. I used to be all about fall…. It was my favorite time of the year. Then I developed an allergy to cinnamon and fall became flavorless to me. This year, I can honestly say I’m excited! I decided to focus on soups and stews and not on what I can’t have.

    ….but I LOVE summer! Given the choice, I would live in flip-flops!

  2. Oh! I almost forgot to answer your question. A lover of summer? Hmmm…that’s tough for me because I live in central Texas – the Texas Hill Country. We usually hibernate during the summer – especially this past summer when temps were hitting 110+ and no rain. We are in the throws of a terrible drought, so this has been a tough summer for us. But with the onset of fall…and cooler temps…the 90s!…I am very happy. Especially on mornings likes this when temps are in the high 60s upon rising. It’s just delightful! And to usher in fall, we are planning a field trip to Sweet Berry Farm in Marble Falls to pick-out our pumpkin. :-)

    Love,

    Mary

  3. Oh, I’m always for giving up summer. To me, I prefer cold weather food and cold weather clothes much more than summer’s. I also enjoy the local events that go on during the autumn months (seafood festivals, chili festivals, hay rides through pumpkin patches…) I’m so excited, I actually baked my first “autumn” treat tonight – sweet potato cheesecake with a gingersnap crust. Yum.

  4. I always drag my feet into fall, not wanting to give up the last of summer. But a couple of crisp days, a football game or two, and a cup of tea after work and I’m ready to bring it on. Looking forward to your 31 Days series, Sandy!

  5. Hi Sandy,

    What a beautiful photograph! I felt like I could reach out and touch those peaches.

    You are so nice and so sweet in all your writing. I don’t always get a chance to leave a comment but I read your blog almost everyday…and enjoy it tremendously!

    Love,

    Mary

  6. I am 100% a fall lover. (Maybe because my birthday was two days ago….) But seriously, the squash, the soups, the stews, the crisp weather that turns too cold to go outside! Gives us a good excuse to get all the week’s errands done once and save on gas during the rest of the week. I love it!

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