Every year at this time, I realize that summer is over even though there are technically several more weeks left until Autumn officially begins. Last Saturday rain poured all day. I enjoy a cozy rainy day. It makes me want to curl up with a good book and some tea, but I didn't do that. I decided to tackle the huge piles of laundry and go through it all to decide what to keep and what to give away. This is one of the things on my early nesting list. The house was dark as it rained and I reveled in the stormy day. It rained so much that it flooded some of my plants, but that's okay. I'm resigned to the fact that I'm not getting tomatoes this year and most likely no carrots. I think my plants are way behind schedule and I know that the first frost is coming sooner than I'd like. I'm still holding out hope for mini-pumpkins. The weather has turned crisper and it's that first sign that Summer is at it's end, but although I get a short summer here, the transition to Fall is welcome for me. I love the cool nights and I like preparing for getting warm and cozy and bringing out the burnt orange, browns and reds to decorate the house. So, although Summer took forever to get going this year, I'm not sad for the changes coming soon.