Heather is the gardener in our house. I poke around a bit and build a planter box now and then. I’ve also built large parts of the irrigation system, but Heather is the gardener. We have workdays every few weeks where Heather makes a list of what I need to in the yard.
Yesterday was a work day. There were the normal things like trim the hedge, cut the grape vine, clean the shed, and stuck in the middle of the list was:
“Put away summer.”
Hum – Interesting metaphor, and comment on the season were my first thoughts. Of course Heather meant to put the patio umbrellas, chairs, tables and other items we bring out for the warm weather – our summer stuff.
As the season changes and the cool autumn winds blows, it’s time for long pants and hot soups.
Change is in the air. Yesterday there were fluffy clouds drifting overhead. Clouds moved in this afternoon as the wind picked up and started shaking the green leaves with their warning of rain on the way.
So yesterday, we cleaned the shed and put away the chairs that we sit on to eat lunch after church every week. We closed up umbrellas and put the little tables in their winter home. Tea will now be an indoor activity.
We put away summer.
While the winds blow, the rain falls and autumn turns to winter, you’ll find me looking out at the patio and checking the list until I see:
“Set up summer.”
Till next time,