I have hardly blogged this summer and hardly read the blogs of my friends. It's a strange feeling - in June, it seems as though the summer stretches out endlessly ahead and that there'll be time aplenty to do all the things that need to be done or that we want to do. And we do them - without doubt, this summer, we've done lots - but then sneakily, a subtle change comes about.
It starts as soon as the calendar turns to September. We see the odd cloud in the sky for the first time in months. Our evening walks with Pip have to begin earlier and finish before 9 o'clock or we risk being stranded in the dark. The overnight temperature drops low and we have to pull out a fine blanket on the bed for sleeping.
And then school starts and everything changes! No more lazy mornings; now, it's up just as the sun is rising and the air is still very chilly. No more late, late nights when the temperatures drop enough for us to feel able to be active. It's back to work and back to a schedule. And probably no bad thing.
So, to leave my borders tidy and my lawn well mown (figuratively speaking - my 'garden' still has a long way to go before we get to that stage!) I will share some photos from our lovely summer and then I shall start afresh with life as it is in Casa Rosales as we begin the new school term and focus on learning and growing for another year!
|Some of our almond harvest|
|En route to Valladolid|
|Taking in some amazing scenery on the way!|
|Something not too nasty in the woodshed...|
|Cousins' poker school...|
|And some rain!!|
|Buying some of the excellent wine from Rueda|
|And a picnic in our favourite spot above Madrid.|
|Just back in Andalucia looking for vultures..|
|A most amazing spot and well worth leaving the motorway for.|
|Glad to be home again too.|
|And, back to work!!|
|For some, it's still back to play though!|
|Oh, and lots of Zentangle of course!|
|And a selfie on my new tablet. |
Hope you've had a good summer too - I shall definitely be reading again soon!