Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Farewell to Summer

In my corner of the world, today marked the first day of school. Summer has come to an end.

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There’s a definite chill in the air. A wind that rustles the fallen leaves. Snow on the hill tops surrounding the city.

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But what a summer it was. One filled with laughter. Doggy hikes. Blogger trips to Banff. And summer afternoons on sun drenched patios.

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I will miss summer in the mountains. This will likely be our last. And I have to confess that makes this city-girl a tiny bit sad.

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I will carry the memory of these past three summers with me.

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And although I've much to look forward to this fall (wedding anyone?) warm summer memories will warm my cold winter nights.

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So here’s to summer. The sweating. The laughing. The splashing. The hiking. The running. I have loved it all.

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And here’s to the fall that will be. Filled with joy. Brimming with love. Abounding in its possibilities.

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See you in a year my dear friend. Until then. Thank-you for all those special moments.

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Question: What was your favourite part of summer?

8 comments:

balancejoyanddelicias said...

I think the best part of summer is the feeling of being relaxed despite the work stress, being able to train for few races, walking around the city, summer afternoons and the sunshine! I'll definitely miss them all :)

Susan said...

BANFF!! ;)

A Toronto girl out West said...

Coco,

You put it so well! There's nothing like a wonderful summer! :o)

A Toronto girl out West said...

Susan,

Banff is right!!! What a highlight!!!!!

icaneatcanti said...

hi, i'm new to your blog! i just want to say i love the pictures and the city you live in. it looks like an interesting city!

whydeprive said...

I loved just laying around in the pool this summer. That was definitely my highlight!

A Toronto girl out West said...

Icaneatcanti,

I wandered over to your blog after your comment here. I love it!!! Super cute!!! It's going in my google reader! :o)

And thanks for stopping by!

A Toronto girl out West said...

whydeprive,

Some quality pool time is a summer highlight! Glad you got to enjoy some lovely times!!!