Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge – Summer’s End

….thanks to Sue W. and GC for hosting Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge https://weeklyprompts.com/2022/09/14/weekly-prompts-wednesday-challenge-summers-end/

September usually signals that summer is quickly coming to an end. During the day, however, the temperatures can still be blisteringly hot but the cooler breezes in the evening off the lake, the shorter days, pots of mums at the garden centres and children skipping off to school in the mornings clearly forecast that autumn is close at hand.

Summer’s end brings out the sweaters and sweatshirts for evening walks. Fewer people are playing at the lawn bowling club and for those who still come out the lights have to be turned on over the pitch so the bowlers aren’t playing in the dark. In the garden most of the vegetables have come to an end. The kale of course will continue to thrive well into late fall but the green tomatoes struggle to ripen on the vine. The leaves on the trees and shrubs are beginning turn colour and some have started to fall to the ground. The bees and the squirrels are busily stocking up their food stores and fattening up for winter.


Pull Up a Seat Photo Challenge – End of Summer

….thanks to Xingfu Mama for hosting Pull Up a Seat Photo Challenge https://xingfumama.blog/2021/09/24/pull-up-a-seat-photo-challenge-2021-week-39/

After the long weekend at the end of the summer season the beach chairs are folded and stacked but not yet put away. Many of us hope to get up to our cottages a couple more times before the Thanksgiving weekend when the season finally ends and the cottages are cleaned out, bedding is stored away, the water is drained from the pipes, BBQs are covered, canned goods are brought home so they don’t freeze over the winter and everything on the beach is returned to the cottage and put into storage.