Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Books & Late Summer Light

It's that time of year when the light changes and turns a little blue. Our Chestnut tree is dropping leaves and chestnuts like mad. You can just stand there and watch the leaves fluttering to the ground, all yellow and transparent. Like rice paper. So different from the strong, green, opaque, leaves of summer. While not really a "summer" person, I can't help being a little melancholy about fall. If things go as usual, we will have warm weather well into November so it's not about the temps at all. It's just that even though January is supposed to be the beginning of the year, to me, fall is really the end. Winter is much too close.

I have a couple of books to look forward to though. "The Guernsey Library and Potato Peel Society" looks to be a winner. It's about the German occupation of the isle of Guernsey during the second world war. The book consists of many letters written by residents of the island and I'm looking forward to reading it. The second book is not out yet but I put the picture up for gratuitous yumminess. Your welcome. I don't think Gordon's book is out till November.

I've got a lot of letters to write today for the Pantry so I better get to the grocery store and take care of other errands so I can get to that. Not much sewing going on today. Maybe tomorrow.


Janet said...

I recently read a review about "The Guernsey Library and Potato Peel Society"....looks like something I'd enjoy. Let us know what you think when you finish it.

I'm actually looking forward to fall but it's my favorite time of year. And I feel it's a beginning rather than an ending. It's the beginning of a new cycle of life, and also the beginning of the holidays!! They're just around the corner!!

Cindra said...

I have been eyeing that Guernsey Library for awhile. I think I am going to put it on my hold list at the library.

Libby said...

Oh how I wish we had a true fall season. Do you use the chestnuts?

Dorothy said...

Are you a Gordon fan? You might enjoy this though apparently Gordon's own son was aghast that his dad treated Grandma that way. ;o)

Me, I love fall, but completely understand the melancholy. Even though I'd gladly trade away July for an extra February, it's a little sad to see the end of summer.

Kay said...

I share your feelings about the end of summer. I also am not a love of summer usually, but we've had a beautiful one this year, and I hate to see the rain and gloomy and all the rest.

Sandra Evertson said...

Beautiful bay!