Musing About The Last Week Of Summer

The last week before school starts.  The streets in the Haddons are so very still.  No buses and vans transporting children to school.  Just the background musicians of summer – crickets and cicadas.

As I took my morning walks this week, I became aware once again of the beauty of our Haddon region.  The abundance of flowers, the intensity of their colors, and the sweet smell of honeysuckle remind me that this is truly a week to savor.

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One of my favorite things this week has been to observe the change in the sunlight.  Our morning light is still pregnant with moisture and I am looking forward to the return of crispness that reveals all this beauty with a sharp contrast of light and  shadow.

Alas, I came upon the precursors of the end of this peaceful, beautiful season –  LEAF

Enjoy the week – hustle and her friend bustle are just around the corner.

“it’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine … it’s summertime!”
― Kenny Chesney



About Bernadette

I live in the small town of Haddonfield, NJ. I am at an age in my life when I seem to spend time thinking and musing about life. These musings are usually stimulated by my walks through Haddonfield, my reading of books and fellow bloggers, and my interaction with my group of fabulous family and friends.

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      1. The summer tourists congest this little island.,I know it’s good for the businesses, but just driving to the end of my road and trying to make a left hand turn turns into a nightmare. ☹️😣


  1. A lovely post, Bernadette, poetic and poignant. I love your ‘background musicians’ and the ‘morning light pregnant with moisture’. You still have honeysuckles – ahh…sublime scents and the rudbeckia are gorgeous. It’s been so dry and warm here many plants are wilting and grass now a patchy green/straw colour. Hope the students are happy back at school with their friends – busy road times ahead!

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  2. I feel so nostalgic at this time of year. I love love love the summertime, and I’m so sorry to see it go even though we have the beauty of fall to look forward to. Just spent a week at the Ocean City New Jersey shore. You know how wonderful that can be!

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  3. Your photos of the flowers are beautiful, Bernadette! I for one, am not looking forward to summer’s end. My tomatoes still need to ripen! Our hot weather got a really late start this year so I’m hoping the first frost is later rather than sooner. 🙂

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  4. ‘Summer’s out of reach’ a lyric from an old Don Henley tune ‘Boys of Summer.’ comes to mind as I read this post. Just lovely blooms and blossoms that remind me of just how beautiful Jersey is. All my best to you, Bernadette. 🐞



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