This morning, upon checking out, a guest gave me this gift of a dishcloth she made for me. On this first day of autumn, I am struggling with letting go of summer, so I am happily washing my dishes with this dishcloth bursting with summer colors.
Tucked away in the corner of a kitchen cupboard under boxes of brightly colored drinking straws and napkins sporting roosters and blooming geraniums, I chose some pink and lime green yard sale paper plates for Dick and I to eat our lunch on today... one final summer celebration.
O.K., I'm now ready to greet all of the Indian Summer Days that this season has to offer. To welcome the first day of autumn, I placed this candle in the middle of my kitchen table. The bird proudly perched atop the candle's lid reminds me that this new season, like summer, is awash with color... just different hues.