Many of the leaves of summer are hanging on for dear life to the trees of autumn and all signs point to winter's soon arrival, but I am really loving this weather. Maybe it's because summer was especially difficult for me this year with the heat and the wigs and all, but these cool mornings are so invigorating, and we still aren't turning on the heat here at our house. At night when we sit in the living room to watch TV we flip on the gas fireplace, which blows heat into the room, and it warms the downstairs enough to make it comfortable and cozy. It's divine.
Some how the last gasp of every season seems to be the sweetest, except when it comes to the winter. We love the lingering warmth of summer days in September and the beautiful temperate days of spring in July, and there's nothing quite as enjoyable as a December day when you can leave the house in nothing more than a nice wool sweater and a pair of leather gloves. But snow in March is an exception and at that point we are beyond enjoying the process of shoveling and blowing to get out of our driveways!
The long nights and cold days of winter are coming but autumn is far from over yet. Each glorious day is brimming with sunshine and my oddly collected mix of sweatshirts and sweaters is at the ready, able to be grabbed at a moment's notice for a trip to the grocery store or a walk along the beach. It's a wonderful time to live in East Hampton and I'm enjoying it immensely.