Yes, I know that the calendar reads August. There may be summer weather and sunshine elsewhere. But here in Camberley it is cool (16C), raining and school is back in session.
It is that last fact most of all that makes it fall for me. School starting has always signaled the end of vacation, the end of time off, the end of summer.
Gazing out my window, the first tinges of red are visible on one tree while another shows glints of orange and gold. Green grass still predominates with the ever present dandelions getting in yet another crop of yellow heads to insure their survival.
The first day of school for the youngest two teens, sending them off by train early this morning gave me that final click. The old year is ending, the new is beginning. Never mind that it is a month till Rosh Hashannah, my internal calender has declared this fall.
My reading binge continues. Probably the best explanation for why I am not providing you with nice pictures of knitting, progress on sweater, vests, and shawls.
I am rotating between novels, genre quick reads and professional “stuff.” Since I have finished the nine books I picked up at the library last week (exactly what do you think started me off anyway?)
The final book on the pile was Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill. Suggested by a reading group, I was rather disappointed. I don’t mind anyone using connections to get their manuscripts read. But this trend of off-spring riding on parents’ coat tails with less than great writing…… It is a quick read, horror if anything genre. Plot moves along properly, secondary characters are pretty flat and some fact checking would have been nice.