Still summer, for now

It appears I was premature in dreaming about winter powder towards the end of August.

It appears I was premature in dreaming about winter powder towards the end of August.

The cool weather as August closed out got me mentally preparing for the long hard in-between season before the mountain once again consumes my weekends in leg-burning happiness.

However, instead, there has been sunshine sans sweaters, with more beach time.

While the dropping water level has made the wade out to swim a more involved affair, there are still beautifully warm and inviting water temperatures.

But instead of pulling the bikini back out of the drawer, I’ve taken to mountain biking, motorbiking and more renovation work.

While the cool breath of fall is definitely sliding in through open windows as morning breaks, the days are still warm enough for open doors and t-shirts under leather on motorbike rides.

I can enjoy the cool air from under the duvet and know the day will thaw the chill from my bones.

Of course, it is making it hard to focus on things like preparing for the long winter by harvesting my garden and wood gathering, but I’m not complaining.

Farmer tan here I come.