Savoring Summer’s End

Yesterday was one of the nicest days we’ve had all summer.  So in addition to our St. Cloud shopping, Zoe and I hit the playground and splash pad at Lake George:

Perfect day, perfect setting.  Lovely, easy, fun, free.  I can’t believe it took me until the middle of August to make this trip.

In many ways, the end of the summer doesn’t mean much for our family yet.  Zoe’s preschool schedule won’t change.  I’ll have confirmation class and a few more Bible study groups instead of softball games and Vacation Bible School.  Zoe has already started asking God to send the snow, so clearly she is not melancholy about summer’s short shelf life.

But . . . summer time.  When the living is easy.  When you throw a few things in your beach bag and dash out the door without worrying whether the roads will be icy.  When you spend a perfect morning pushing your daughter on a swing, feeling the mist from the splash pad cool your sun-warmed face.  When you beat the heat with a cool treat from Dairy Queen, cooling yourself from the inside out.

Savor it, friends.  Eat your ice cream slowly and linger a moment longer on your beach towel.

Before we know it, we’ll be singing along with Dar Williams:

What summer joys are you savoring this month?



Filed under Minnesota Nice

4 responses to “Savoring Summer’s End

  1. Jenny Olsztynski

    Enjoying the last days of summer at Eagle Ridge with Katy and my granddaughters.


  2. It was 90 degrees at 8:45 last night. I am not seeing he end of summer weather , at least, for a very long time! But the splash pad sounds like fun!


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