Saturday, August 15, 2009

Can you feel it?


Can you feel the end of summer? It was very cool yesterday at the beach. It was about 69 degrees, but the wind was blowing, and whitecaps were visible on the lake. We packed up after only an hour and headed home to pack for the trip to Portland. I'll drive with my daughter and fly home, so that she won't be driving and caring for my grandson at the same time.

It's been lovely having them in my home. Most of the time we visit them, as it's just easier. They have very little paid time off, so it makes sense to have us do the traveling. But I'll bet some of you know what I'm talking about when I say, I like to have them in my home...

35 comments:

Reya Mellicker said...

Two weeks from today (or tomorrow maybe) you and I will be sitting together and chatting as if we'd done it a hundred times. I can't wait!!

GYPSYWOMAN said...

well, nancy, you are SO right when you say that some of us know what you mean when about "having our family in our place" - so so true - and i just had my visit with one of my daughters from louisiana - and her batch including my new little ggrand baby!!! positively wonderful - i've been trekking the little ones down to our beach about 15miles from here - and then yesterday put the little swimming pool and slide up in the yard and let two of the little ones splash till they could splash no more - so glad you had the time with yours - hope to hear from you soon! have a wonderful day!

ellen abbott said...

Not for awhile yet, not for us, though it was surprisingly cool this morning but did not last long at all.

Rain said...

Hi Nancy! Oh gosh...not in the mountains here! Summer has just begun! From mid-June until just a few days ago, it rained 90% of the time and the other 10% was freezing cold! Well, not really FREEZING, lol but sweater weather for sure! We're in the middle of a heat wave, and I'm relishing every second!!! Cute photo!!

Hilary said...

hot and humid in ny, but I know what you mean......all of a sudden, one day, you will feel it, and you can't even really explain it, but autumn is around the corner.

DJan said...

I noticed the difference in the amount of daylight. I went and checked and see that we are losing more than 3 minutes of daylight every day, and we are an hour and a half shorter than we were a month ago. We can certainly notice it here.

But the picture makes me think of the long and serene days of autumn..

Kathy's Klothesline said...

The little guy is just adorable! My daughter and her family left this morning and I confess that I shed a tear or two. Altho it is really crowded here we all had fun together. Missing them acutely right now and I will be relieved as soon as I get that call that says they made it home!

Phoebe Miriah Kirby said...

You're such a nice mama!

linda said...

what a cutie! lucky you, gramma...boy, do I ever know what you mean when you say how wonderful it is to have them in our homes...I miss my grandbabies terribly! We are expecting #4 in 2 weeks! life goes on...

have a safe trip and some fun along the way!

Sylvia said...

I felt it long ago, here in England. Nothing to say...

Sarah Lulu said...

Well no ...but I can feel spring about to arrive!!

I too, love love having my grandchild visit me, and she has not long gone home again.

Gemel said...

Certainly do understand what you mean, you will miss them when they are gone.....

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Beautiful picture!
You and Reya will have to report to the rest of us what secrets to universe you uncover!

luksky said...

Seasons??? We don't have those in central Texas. It's still 100 + everyday and no sign of cooling off anytime soon...

I have also had my son here with me for the past week so I know how much fun you have been having with yours. :-)

Brian Miller said...

hard to believe summer is almost over. my playmates go back to school in 2 weeks...sad. cute pic. have fun with your fam.

Meg Runs said...

Guess what? Even in Southern California we can feel the Indian Summer coming on...it's subtle but there! Darling grandson!

Pam said...

Once I start back to school, it is officially fall to me. I don't care if it is ninety degrees outside!

nurturingwisdom said...

It's still very hot here, but I've noticed a change in the sun's rays. They look very autumn-like.

Marlene said...

yes..summer is almost gone..my garden is showing it..but Fall has its own special beauty..more so were you are!! it must have been so nice to have them there...I wish families lived closer..I miss having my daughter near..

Marguerite said...

We are no where near the end of summer and won't be for quite a while. Your little grandson is so precious! Great pic!
When you get back, I have an award for you.

Deboshree said...

Hey Nancy!

The boy is adorrrrraaaabbble!!!
Hope you had a great time!

Love
Deboshree

Star said...

I know what you mean. It gets harder and harder, doesn't it. They all lead such busy lives. Sometimes I feel I don't have a place in theirs any more.
Blessings, Star

Jo said...

This is my favorite time of the year, from mid-August until the end of October. Here in Vancouver we have the most wonderful Indian summers (is that a politically incorrect term? I never know anymore...). But we can still have outrageously hot heat waves, so we may get another one yet. But I love the smell of the air at this time of the year. It smells -- mellow.

pranksygang said...

i dunno whether its end of summer.. but the climate is pretty good here!! its so romantic .... i love that

lakeviewer said...

All the lettuces have gone to seed; summer is officially over and we must begin to embrace fall.
I do know what you mean about having your family at your place. Sigh!

susan said...

He's a beautiful little boy and the setting is lovely. You likely know the temperatures here went from the 100's to the 60's in a few days. I'm not complaining. It will warm up again but I think the possibility of weeks worth of uncomfortably hot weather is gone for the season.

Leah J. Utas said...

Yup, I can smell the change in the air.

Barry said...

We're finally getting our warmest days of the summer.

Now I'm missing the cooler weather.

Some people are never satisfied.

DJ said...

Gladly I dont feel the end of Summer as much because I live in warm Orlando, Florida.
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Alicia @ boylerpf said...

It is easier when they are in your own home...even though it's easier for us to travel. Can I feel it? You bet and I'm NOT ready!

The Good Cook said...

It's always a wonderful feeling to have all my chicks in my very own nest.. Glad you had such a wonderful time with your daughter and grand little.

End of summer? Not here in the Northeast... it is 94 this morning and tomorrow should hit 100. BEACH TIME!!

Cubil said...

Yes, in Houston the daily highs are around 92 now. Much improved from the near 100 in REAL summer.

Spiritual Journey said...

He's so cute! I agree with you, summer is about to end and I am feeling it waaay too early. It's great that you're able to travel and visit your daughter.

asweetcakes said...

It's always summer over here!!!!

Hilary said...

We're in the hottest part of our summer at the moment.. the only hot part we had this year. I'm loving every minute of it so I'd just rather not think about September.. yet. Lovely photo. :)