did you know, it's already beyond the middle of august? spring seems like a dream, and summer a daze. soon, school will start, the leaves will turn and i will begin the process of unpacking our winter clothes and taking our corduroy comforter to the cleaners. it's a wistful feeling, august being a bittersweet adieu to summer.
the cicadas are in full force, a bickering noise that i never noticed before but now hear keenly, as tho they are reminding me of the fleeting warm moments in the sunlight. we've been sleeping with the windows open, to beckon the night breeze. it's a bit indulgent, looking ahead to the season of transition whilst in the midst of summer, a season that depending on mother nature's mood could bleed into autumn.
nonplussed, i continue in this thought process, starting in the kitchen. the oven has been on more often now, the air laced with sugar and spice and all things nice. we've spent these last months making use of the vitamix for breakfast smoothies. the berries have been picked, apples will soon become jewels to harvest. until then, i've turned to a few baked goods. i assemble the ingredients sunday night, soaking grains as needed, and i bake them fresh first thing monday morning. the goal is for us to have something to nibble on while we sit down to our respective desks, prepare for our day. it's a sweet beginning, one that makes the turning of the season easier.
adapted from gourmandell lifestyle blog