summer's last hurrah

"Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. For those few months, you’re not required to be who everyone thinks you are, and that cut-grass smell in the air and the chance to dive into the deep end of a pool give you a courage you don’t have the rest of the year. You can be grateful and easy, with no eyes on you, and no past. summer just opens the door and lets you out." 
Deb Caletti

Summer is slipping through our fingertips like fine grains of sand--soon autumn will unfurl in her glory, leaving dewdrops on jeweled leaves like gentle kisses. But for now, let us enjoy summer and all she still has to offer. Make the biggest splash cannonballing into the pool; have one last carefree picnic under the shadiest tree you can find; spend the day soaking up the sun; treat yourself to something extra special; live in sunbleached hair and shorts while you can. These days aren't going to last forever.



  1. Simply beautiful, and perfectly written. You've breathed new life into a season that is fast fading.

    Elizabeth Rose

  2. I'm living in my shorts.. Forever.

  3. I've been ready to dive into autumn for the past couple of weeks, but after reading this post I'm going to make an effort to enjoy the last precious days of sticky ice cream cones and beaming sunrays and cut-off shorts. Thank you, Carlotta.

  4. This is so inspiring, Carlotta. <3

  5. I'm actually really excited about autumn being so close, though I think I'll probably miss summer a bit when it's over.

  6. Ditto Kinga. I'm more looking forward to the end of summer than most people :) Still this was a beautiful, inspiring post =)

  7. summer kind of dragged on for a really long time! i love the fall. a new school year, new goals and new classes and teachers, new friends and then the holiday season right around the corner! exciting times!