Today is the last day of summer for 2021. That is not a favorite milestone for me, and yet, when Autumn comes, I am somehow ready for it.
We are having a beautiful day here, very cool and crisp around the edges. It will take most of the day to warm up to the predicted 76, and then the temperature will drop quickly once the sun goes down.
I know it gets chilly fast because last night I was on the sidelines at 7:00 watching Irene playing soccer for the beginning of a new high school soccer season. The game started under a pretty sunset sky.
It got dark. It does that much earlier now. Irene played on the JV team for this game and got lots of playing time, running the whole game, long blonde hair flying. They won handily.
We had just come off of a bad sports weekend for Seattle. Losing the home opener is a new experience for our Seahawks, and for their many football fans. It didn't help my mood that the Sounders lost on the road the day before. They don't do that often either.
We had a lot of rain over the weekend. That's very new after a very long dry summer. We needed it, and the wildfires needed it. Now Tom will have to start mowing the lawn more often, but he also has a lot of lawn repairing to do.
We will take advantage of the dry days now to get some yard work done. There is cleaning up to do after the wind and rain of the weekend. A new season begins tomorrow, and Autumn means cleaning up and putting away outside.
We got new phones yesterday! Since Apple is launching their new iPhone 13, there are good deals on the iPhone 12. We spent over two hours yesterday with a very nice young woman, Arantxa, at the local T-Mobile store, making the crossover from Sprint to T-Mobile - same company now - and selecting our new phones and accessories. By the time we left everything that was on our old iPhone 8 was now on our new 12's and we were back in business.
My new phone is a pretty coral color and I decided to go with a little bling, adding a glittery clear case. Fun. Of course a new phone these days means a new camera and I had to try it out right away.Charlie/Mewdini showed up to pose. Of course he was looking for a little something in that dish.
And of course there are still flowers to photograph.
A little fall, a little summer.
My photos traveled on the iCloud right to my desktop computer, where I found them later, just like they are supposed to. Every tech transition should be this smooth. And the photos look great!
So that's what's new around here. I've finished my old PT routine for this morning and it's time for me to go outside. I'm hoping for a bit of new enthusiasm and energy in my life. I'll work on it as I move into this new season.