I knew it was coming, of course, but I was a little bit surprised to realise it was August yesterday. Not only is this year whizzing by at high speed but this cooler Summer is comfortable enough for me not to be pining for Autumn's arrival.
Yesterday brought the festival of Lammas, celebrating the first harvest, and last year was the first time we had really marked it as I'm usually so focused on wishing away the Summer that I forget about it.
This year I made a special Lammas loaf, plaiting bread into a wreath and decorating it with wheat-like pieces before proving, giving it an egg wash and baking.
It turned out quite pretty.
My All Year Round book includes Lammas at the beginning of the Autumn section of the book but I don't really consider it Autumn Proper until September. However, the idea that September is only a matter of weeks away has been feeling quite excited and inspired - both for what I have now and what is (hopefully) to come.
I plan to savour these last weeks of Summer, spending time with Cameron, working on the garden, enjoying the fruits of the season (and maybe starting a little bit of Christmas crafting!).