end of summer (glory)

It's coming to an end, summer.

Certain tree leaves are starting to brown, turn, fall.

Flowers (if they're still around) are crisping and burning.

Oh, how I love the end of this season, even if it does bring a tinge of SAD back into my life (yes, I can feel the shortening days already) and the hint of autumn and winter to come.

In other words, today I reminded myself that I really need to buy a heated mattress pad before the cold starts.

And one for Remy, too.

Winter is coming.

I would like to be as prepared as possible.