Lowering the Landing Gear on Summer

airplane landing into sunset

Time to taxi over to the terminal at Fall International Airport and disembark from this year’s ride through summer.

Although not exotic or even all that adventurous, it was a fun trip through June, July, and August. (These activities will be reported on later. As soon as I figure out how to make them sound exotic or adventurous.)

Peaceful mornings have returned now that school buses are out collecting noisy kids. And football again fills our weekends. (Mr.P is in charge of gridiron activities and has us booked through October… Go Prairie Falcons!)

The sun continues to shine bringing summer-like days and the threat of (more) forest and local fires…ACK! Also cooler evenings reminding us fall is just around the corner.

This fickle weather also has us heading into wardrobe indecision season. This is a confusing time when we stand before our closets holding a tank top in one hand and a Norwegian hand-knit wool sweater in the other… hmmm. Do we dress for the cool morning, the hot afternoon, the just right late afternoon or… the cool evening?

Transition wardrobe

Around here? Hiking boots would complete this outfit.

It’s not uncommon to see two people walk into a store, one in shorts, t-shirt, and flip-flops next to another wearing long jeans, ski parka and gloves.

My favorite is the person who covers all the weather bases by wearing the ski parka with flip-flops. When you think about it, this is a special form of wearing layers. I’d make fun of these people but I’ve been known to do the same… even into actual winter months.

So now it’s time to pack away summer, throw an extra blanket on the bed, and dig through the sock drawer to keep the morning toes happy… All while I reminisce of my lovely non-exotic nor adventurous summer.

Hope your summer came with good memories also.




8 thoughts on “Lowering the Landing Gear on Summer

  1. I opened a window this afternoon and had to close it because I was cold! What a shock that we are in the “intermediate zone” between seasons. And your post is “right on” about standing in the closet meditating on which clothes make sense. I did put the sandals away this morning just because. Now what? 🙂 P.S. I love this post and especially the title.

    • Hey Dora…
      Right now we are at 87 degrees. Tonight’s low 56.
      Part of my summer wear is packed away. Some I still need.
      Our windows are also closing, although in increments…
      like lights on a dimmer switch.
      Thanks for stopping by and your words of encouragement.

  2. Nice, Ellen. I was happy to read that I’m not the only one who is indecisive about my wardrobe during this time of year. However, I prefer to wear shorts and skirts all year long. I’d be the lady in your photo. 🙂

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