Summertime in the Belgrades
August 25 Labor Day
Watch out for fall! Here, it's a season for romance and dreaming and climbing mountains, a season for peace and beauty and quiet and a season for renewed energy. Here, it's a season when it's not too late to still catch and enjoy some of the qualities of summer.
With summer in the Belgrades there are few "goodbyes" and many "so longs until we meet again." As we complete the final Summertime in the Belgrades publication of the season, there remain great memories to sort through, a full file of carryover projects and many promises of new story items and ideas to share with you when we meet again.
I am tempted to simply quote from this poetic, yet informative, garden book by Katharine S. White published long ago in 1958. Originally written as articles for The New Yorker, it is a compilation of this editor's only published book. That is surprising, since she hired E.B. White as a part time staff writer.
After we've patiently waited through winter and spring, it seems unfair that summer should slip away so quickly. It seems that we just got started with family picnics, company coming from afar, boating and swimming on the lakes, then POOF — summer slips on by. Perhaps the short duration of summer is part of why we cherish it so.
Suddenly the days are getting a little shorter and I am beginning to notice swamp maples beginning to turn red in the wetlands and birches turn yellow high on the hillsides. It is still quite warm during the day but the nights are growing cooler. Soon it will become easier to find a parking place in the village. Like the birds and squirrels, I am double checking my summer "to do" list and trying to make sure everything gets done. I am amazed at how many things are still on the list.
More space, meals to go, a catering business that will triple in number of months available and a new location in Waterville are highlights of the Pete's Pig expansion scheduled to open in April 2018.