Embracing summer’s end is always so nostalgic, isn’t it?
As I took my last summer walk on the beach before heading back to our home in Vermont for fall and winter, I was gently reminded of my mother and all that my parents have given to me including a childhood here in coastal Maine.
Summer’s End with a Charm Bracelet
You see, over the summer I discovered my mother’s long-lost charm bracelet.
And as I walk the beach for the last time this summer, its jingling sound brings back all the best of memories!
Childhood days on the beach, suntan lotion, convertibles, tennis, gift shop, friends and family visiting, and lobster, always lobsters! Do you have any old summer memories you’d like to share?
What’s on the Charm Bracelet?
- State of Maine
- A Date to Remember; with my birthdate on it.
- Lobster Trap
- VW Bug
- High Chair
- Two Sterling Baby Cups
- Serenity Prayer
- Tennis Racquet
Walking the Beach with a Special Long-Lost Charm Bracelet
What else do I like to take in before summer’s end?
Summer’s End at the Cape Neddick Lobster Pound
Stopping in at our favorite local establishments to say goodbye and give thanks for their service at summer’s end is something we really enjoy.
The Cape Neddick Lobster Pound is a favorite of ours for casual dining and we just adore the staff! A bouquet of flowers marks the end of summer for our favorite ladies here, at “the pound”.
Summer’s End at the Ogunquit Playhouse
September’s Harvest Moon
One of the most famous full moons of the year, September’s Harvest Moon marks the beginning of autumn and summer’s end on September 20.
The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the first day of autumn, which will follow just two days after its peak. This was the moon the night before it becomes full on September 19th.
This full moon is associated with fall, but it’s actually the last one of summer in 2021
Summer’s End Lawn
For all the ladies who mow their own lawn and create beautiful lines!
Summer’s End means Firewood
Getting the firewood ready for winter fires in the fireplace. See our home in Maine covered in winter’s snow. What a difference isn’t it?
Taking advantage of the nice weather, I wash all the bedding and hang it on the clothesline, so when we next arrive the sheets smell amazing and remind us of summer’s end.
Do you like these blue and white clothesline floral sheets? They are available here through The Vermont Country Store.
All the while Ella naps on the unmade beds…
Just before I pull out for Vermont I like to cut a few of the winterberry branches from the backyard to leave for loved ones at the cemetery. And maybe a few to bring back home for me.
In My Mother’s Home
Vermont is just as beautiful as Maine and I’m so looking forward to autumn and winter at our home there. I hope you’ll join us there too at summer’s end!
Have you ever visited the Vermont Country store in the fall? It’s not thrifting, but it’s just as quaint, selling the practical and hard to find since 1946.
Would you be interested in me sharing it again sometime this fall, “Thrifting with the Gals“?
Well, that’s it for me today on how I embrace summer’s end friends, we’ll be hitting the road shortly.
See you in Vermont!
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