The Time Between

Summer doesn’t officially end until 3/4 through the month of September and, yet, the whole of the U.S. seems to belive that Labor Day is THE END.  Thank you, but no.  This is the time when summer is really good.  Harvests are heavy.  There’s a little less traffic on the road.  It’s starting to be cooler.  The only possible down side is the shift in the angle of the sun and the getting shorter days. Take this time between the unofficial end of summer and the real end to appreciate what you find to be the choice bits of the season. 

For me that means:

  • Visiting the coast (actually this is perfect in every season but summer has its own look)
  • Eating all the local fresh fruits and veggies that are available–in large quantities!
  • Going for a bike ride
  • Going swimming
  • Hiking (good in most seasons too)
  • Barbecuing
  • Reading outside in the shade

I’ll be focusing on doing as many of the above as possible at the same time as I’m working on the next issue of the magazine (look for the Autumn issue early next season) so the blog will likely be quieter than usual for a while.  What’s on your best of summer list?  There’s no time like Labor Day Weekend to find out.  Enjoy your summer.