I don’t want to tempt Fate or Providence or any other higher power but it feels as though summer is over & autumn is just around the corner. After last year’s heatwaves & very hot weather, this summer has been mild in comparison. Still, I’m looking forward to autumn & winter as much as ever. Cool, crisp nights & early mornings, Sunday afternoons reading & drinking tea with a cat on my lap, making soup & filling the freezer with pasta sauce. Perfect!
I took these photos of Phoebe & Lucky last weekend. The nights are drawing in, the pre-season football competition has started (my only interest in football is that the beginning of the season means that it’s autumn) & the weather has turned quite cool for this time of year.
Of course, a week of mild temperatures & a few brown leaves doesn’t mean that summer can’t make a return but I’m only thinking positive thoughts. Lucky & Phoebe are thinking positive thoughts too & they’re already scouting out the warmest places to sit near the heater or on my bed, ready to stake a claim.
My final piece of evidence is the clincher. Here is Phoebe on her purple bed on the back porch for the first time since last Spring. I put the girls’ daybeds out on the porch every day but they hardly ever use them in the summer. Definitive proof that the weather is getting cooler. Maybe I should contract Phoebe out to the Bureau of Meteorology as a forecaster?