My summer has ended. The weather is hotter than ever, but classes have resumed and I find myself doing calculus on Saturday afternoon instead of spinning, or knitting, or going to the beach.
While I'm not a huge fan of summer (this "hotter than ever" is only 85 degrees, but I'm dying), I will miss the free time summer brings for a teacher. And it further saddens me as I realize that school starting so early gives a false illusion that fall is near. In southern California it will still be hot through September, and most likely through October as well. Looking on the bright side, I suppose that gives me time for another summer shawl or pair of socks before I start craving warm, cozy sweaters on the needles... the crisp mornings have already gotten me antsy to cast on my little man's new Malabrigo sweater. Admittedly, it doesn't take much to make one want to make anything out of Malabrigo, and those crisp mornings are over by 9 am.
Rather than continue lamenting the slow change from hot to cold here where the sun is king, I am going to leave this post with a few picture of summer fun. I hope this finds you enjoying the warm days.