Summer is slowly coming to an end here. It's still hot out and there are fires all over Idaho with smoke choking us out everyday, but there are other things that let me know that Fall is just around the corner. These sunflowers grow wild all over the place here. Today, while out on a drive, we stopped to cut some so I could have a pretty little bouquet of them. I sat them on my island next to some yellow squash.
Then I got stuff out to make some lemon flavored yellow squash bread and I saw the prettiest colors coming together to make a beautiful scene and I had to take pictures to share!
The aqua, white and yellow look so pretty on my island in my kitchen. And the sunflowers make it feel even more lovely.
I have been ready for summer to be over for quite awhile. The heat and I don't get along! The nights and mornings have been so cool that it makes me long for Fall even more. When I smell the freshly cut alfalfa, see onions that were being hauled from the field all over the roads and see rows of corn growing so tall, I know we are getting closer and closer to my favorite season.
These sunflowers are another sign and one that I can bring home with me as a reminder. The smell of a freshly cut mint field in the evening as the sun sets so brightly in the sky is something everyone should have the pleasure of experiencing at least once in their lives. I have been fortunate enough to experience evenings like that my whole life.
I always feel like I am rushing time by wishing for Fall to get here. But seriously, I love everything about it. Summer has its good moments, and we definitely enjoyed the BBQ's, camping and yard sales. But I am a Fall girl through and through!
One thing is for sure, I am going to be enjoying all that these late summer days still have to offer. Maybe one more camping trip will be in store for us. Maybe I will go cut some more sunflowers after these wilt. Maybe we will have a few more BBQ's out on the patio. I will savor it and look forward to Fall all at the same time!
I also forgot to mention earlier in the month that I won 2 first place blue ribbons at our county fair. Both of the pictures that I entered won! The categories I entered were portrait photography and black & white photography. I was over the moon excited to see these blue ribbons hanging off my pictures!
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