Can you believe it’s almost the end of summer? For me, the transition is always my birthday (coming up in 1.5 weeks). Funny how when you’re younger, you can’t wait for a birthday, but now, another birthday is another year gone and summer over. BUT it’s also another year to come, autumn tea and soup, and playing in the snow. So I better perk up already!


My tomato harvest TWO years ago. This year, all of my blossoms died in the hot temperature. It’s been the saddest tomato summer ever.

The week’s roundup of news and fun things:

I hope you have a wonderful Labor Day weekend — we’ll be back on Tuesday!