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.

hydranga blackeyedsusans

One of my favorite things this week has been to observe the change in the sunlight.  Our morning light is no longer pregnant with moisture but returning to a crispness that reveals all this beauty with a sharp contrast of light and  shadow.

I especially liked how the light revealed the blue on this spruce.
I especially liked how the light revealed the blue on this spruce.

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

leaves newly fallen on the grass
leaves newly fallen on the grass
a garage sale sign,
a garage sale sign,
and Haddon Heights football practice.
and Haddon Heights football practice.

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

Bernadette