My nature journal continues.
On busy days, I sketch in my thoughts
and go back and add color when I have more time.
I had to acknowledge canning the last of this year's tomatoes,
with a quick sketch of our primary cultivar:
Amish Paste Tomatoes, a great all-purpose heirloom.
Finally, the past few days have returned to cooler temperatures.
Even on the warmer, sunnier days, the breeze feels autumnal.
I feel a suggestion of urgency in that breeze...
to stock the pantry and set cozy blankets all around the house.
Conversely, I want to leave the chairs on the decks,
so that we may gather with friends and family
a few more times,
to linger comfortably in the fresh air,
before really cool weather sets in.
Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you comfort.