Summer is officially over…

Yeah, I know — I’m writing this on the next-to-last day of September. Of course summer is over, but we have been enjoying a very pleasant couple of weeks of weather that reminded me of why I like living in the northwest: warm sunny days in the 60’s and 70’s, with cool mornings and evenings. Perfect weather for being outside… which we are quite a bit these days with soccer.

When I got up this morning, though, the temperature is 33, the wind is blowing, and there is a skiff of snow on the grass and the roofs of houses. Ian has a match later today, and both of the teams I am coaching play this afternoon, as well.

There is also a freeze warning posted by the weather people, indicating that we are likely to drop to the mid-20’s tonight. That will pretty much finish off everything in the garden.

And just to make it official, we put away all of the patio furniture yesterday.

Summer is gone.