Friday, August 31, 2007

Friday Five: Seasons Change...

ReverendMother at RevGalBlogPals said:
It's Labor Day weekend here in the United States, also known as Summer's Last Hurrah. So let's say goodbye to summer and hello to the autumn. (People in other climes, feel free to adapt as needed.) 1. Share a highlight from this summer. (If you please, don't just say "our vacation to the Canadian Rockies." Give us a little detail or image. Help us live vicariously through you!) Image at right is The Four Seasons I by Pham An Hai (More info here)
For my birthday, we took a ride on the Casco Bay Lines ferry to Great Diamond Island. It was a beautiful day to be out on a boat. I don't do boats myself, but I have always liked being on them.

Here is a picture taken from the deck of the ferry.

2. Are you glad to see this summer end? Why or why not? Yes and no. I do like fall the best, so in that sense yes (we have had some pretty muggy weather now and again). On the "no" side, there's what my father always used to say: "Summer's gone and nawthin' done." Too often I feel I haven't accomplished as much as I had planned and this summer is no exception.

3. Name one or two things you're looking forward to this fall.
Cooler weather! Fall colors! Possibly a visit from a friend or two, and a weekend outing with Onkel Hankie Pants and without the dog!

4. Do you have any special preparations or activities to mark the transition from one season to another? (Cleaning of house, putting away summer clothes, one last trip to the beach)
Putting away summer clothes and getting out the fall/winter is a much easier task now that I have a huge closet in the guestroom where I can hang things.

5. I'll know that fall is really here when __a majority of the leaves have changed color (a tree across the street is already turning yellow and dropping leaves!)________________________________.


Sally said...

great photo, great play- fall is truly bitter/ sweet!

Songbird said...

Gorgeous picture, what a great ride!

celeste said...

i *heart* ferry rides! i'm so looking forward to them - in fact plans are for me to ride the ferry *this* saturday!