Late August

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The meadows are now yellow and brown and the light in the sky drops off a bit earlier in the evening.  Very soon I will feel that first autumn nip in the air during the late afternoon, when I walk the dogs.

My birthday came and went, which is a bit of a relief to me.  I knocked it on the head at a birthday lunch with family and friends and then I forgot about it.

We went to Hay-on-Wye, Wales, for a long weekend.  Hay has the largest concentration of independent bookstores in the United Kingdom and I promise you that you can spend hours and hours in that town just browsing and buying books.  And we did just that.

This is an “honesty” bookstall.  It’s an outside unit where you can choose a book and then put your money in a little wooden box nearby.  It’s there for all — open day and night.

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We didn’t take Daisy and Skye.  They stayed with our new dog sitter, who has two small dogs of her own.  From all reports, everyone got along and they all slept together at night, in peace.  And nobody pottied on the floor.

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Yay!

I hope everyone is enjoying the end of summer.

 


4 thoughts on “Late August

  1. Oh my God, I’m so jealous. I’ve always wanted to go to Hay-on-Wye. Someday. It’s on my bucket list. Probably have to stay a week and ship boxes of books home.

  2. I’m another for Hay-on-Wye. Well, I have been there, but never for the Festival.

    And I’m guessing that wisteria is not in your garden? It looks far to old to have grown since you set out to make a garden!

    Lovely late summer pictures, Kim.

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