This morning, I allowed myself to wake up slowly outside in the fresh air. I sat on our picnic table bench and watched the light turn from pink to orange to golden before it became the white light of daytime. I enjoyed breathing in the fresh new morning and waking up along with the sunlight. The temperature was cool, less than 20C/70F, reminding me that summer is slowly drawing to a close.
Of course, the six mosquito bites I collected remind me that summer is still with us. It's just waking up a little later these days than it was a few weeks ago.