I went out this morning to catch some of the early morning sunlight in my backyard
and found there the last vestiges of summer.
A sand dollar found on the beaches of Maine and left on our back deck to bleach in the sunlight.
A mason jar used to catch fireflies.
The air holes rimmed with rust and dust.
The sprinkler... dry and cast to the edge of the lawn.
Tiki torches stacked alongside the house waiting to be stored away until another party on another summer's day.
Summer is on it's way out.
School starts tomorrow.
While I'm looking forward to the new schedule and exciting activities that this Fall will bring,
finding these things gave me just a tiny twinge of sadness about the end of the summer's fun.
(but I won't miss the 90+ degree weather!)