Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Where Did Summer Go?

We've been having a beautiful summer this year! Sure, we had that week of super hot temperatures, but other than that, it's been pretty much perfect for the last couple of months. Despite the stereotype of Seattle weather, it really doesn't rain very much during the summer here. If you've noticed, most pictures that I've been posting lately have shown sunny skies! Sure, the temperatures have dipped lately back down to normal (in the 70s, basically), but we've had lots of blue skies and sunshine!

That's definitely not the case today, though! It's currently 10:30 in the morning, and if I didn't know that the calendar still says August, I would tell you that it feels like October. Or maybe November. I just took this picture from our porch:

So it's obviously gray and cloudy today, and the temperature is probably only somewhere in the mid-50s. I'm really glad that my week's menu planning had pot roast on the list for dinner tonight! The first thing I did this morning was chop the vegetables and get the crock pot started! The smell of the meat cooking (and the onions and garlic) definitely is adding to that cozy fall feeling I've got going on today! Here's what you'll see in my kitchen right now...sorry you can't smell it!
But frankly, I'm not ready for summer to be over yet. I like sunshine and warm weather! So maybe it's a good thing that at this time next week, Shawn and I will be waking up in Maui! :-)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pics! The flower you have posted is called a "passion flower". We have it growing on an arbor in our yard as it's a climbing flower. :)