School starts on Tuesday. My daughters will begin 6th and 3rd grade, and I’ll start teaching two new classes of freshman. It’s a weekend of transition. I print out schedules, organize spaces, and prepare myself for a whole new season.
Midday, I wander out to the garden for some sun-warmed berries. I fill my hands with them, and this even after an early morning harvest for the freezer.
Blackberries are surely one of the greatest delights of the earth.
The raspberries are just now ripening. I’ll begin the great harvest of them all next month. We’ll have our fill of all the good things September brings.
But for now, I bite down into the last few days of summer.