Yesterday Mike and I took an hour long cat nap in the hammock under the big oak tree in our backyard. There are seriously no words to describe how peaceful and serene it was. I'm hoping we can squeeze in another nap in the shade today in between work projects and packing since we head out for North Carolina tomorrow. I'm trying to hold on to every last piece of Summer that I can, although I'm loving the fact that all of our windows are open and I can drink my coffee on the front porch with my morning work without breaking a sweat. September is almost perfect.
As much as I'm looking forward to apple orchards and cider recipes, each falling leaf sends a pang through me. Tennessee is absolutely beautiful in Autumn, but I'm just not ready to see the bare trees. The beautiful, colorful season is so short and fleeting... then it's 6 or 7 straight months of empty branches.
I know there's technically only 3 days of Summer left, but there's so much that I want to do before Autumn is in full swing. A few things I hope to accomplish this week:
- (Another) hammock nap
- Fro-yo date
- Documenting the environment on film
- Drive with the windows down and the music up
- Roadtrip (!!!)
- Put my feet in the Atlantic Ocean
- Stay up late laughing with friends
- See a new city
Some of those aren't necessarily Summer specific, but they definitely make me think of the season. The good news is that I'm on track to accomplish every single one of them before the official end of Summer! I just want to soak up every last little bit of it...
How about you? Anything you want to do/see/accomplish before Summer leaves us?!