A Farewell to Summer

Sunny Skies

“Summer gathers up her robes of glory,
And like a dream of beauty glides away.”
—Sarah Helen Power Whitman (1803-1878), A Still Day in Autumn

Meteorologists say it’s the first day of fall tomorrow. Though I have to say, it has almost felt like November already a couple of days ago. But I am not complaining; this summer has been so much better than the last one. Warm but not hot and accordingly a lot less wildfires and smoke. There still was, and every now and then is, some smoke from fires north and west of here, but breathing has been so much easier this summer!

Though for me every season has its own charms and I do love them all, I am nonetheless sorry that summer is over. I still cling to my flip-flops and avoid socks and real shoes whenever possible. I wonder if it’s because we wear so much less clothes in summer than in winter that everything seems lighter and easier when it’s nice and warm outside? And with the Sun shining from a deep blue summer sky, the world looks so much friendlier and …well… warmer. So, farewell to thee fair summer and until next year!

Spring Blue Sky

Spring Blue Sky, 2018.

“With the expectation of the clear blue sky, (…) suggestive of expansiveness and continuity, this azure blue shade reassures us with its promise of a new day.”
Pantone Color Institute, 2017

PANTONE 16-4132, one of Pantone’s colors from the “Spring 2018 Top 12 Color Palette”, is almost as beautiful as the real thing: a wonderful clear blue spring sky. When you lift your eyes up there into the sky, you see that there is not only one kind of Blue but a multitude of different shades. So get out there and enjoy spring!