Late Summer Bustle!

This is always a bittersweet time of year for me...the closing of summer and beginning of fall.  My heart beckons the call of cooler nights, Honey Crisp Apples, and the gorgeous autumn colors - but the lingering thoughts of summer sunshine, casual evenings on the front porch, and going to the lake are seemingly all too quickly coming to an end.  Regardless, the traditions of autumn around our place are unwavering, and as sure as the birds start to gather in the sky, I have my pumpkin candle burning and autumn decorations about the house.  The recovery of my time-worn comfy sweatshirts, and many shades of orange pumpkins that will show up on my porch as the temperatures cool down a bit, is just around the corner. As summer draws to an end, our nest is starting to empty, as one daughter has already relocated out of state to start a new job, another begins her second year of college next week, and our other three children also begin school next week.  The boys have been at football practice for two weeks already, and the excitement is building.  This truly is my favorite season of the year.  The staff of Bonnie Mohr Studio is also keeping busy with our display at the MN State Fair.  Thanks to everyone who has stopped by our always, it is so great to see all of you! The garden also continues to flourish.  My son and I picked about 200 tomatoes this afternoon, and you guessed it, that means another big day of salsa production tomorrow :) (Really, what was I thinking....42 tomato plants!)  It will be a full day, with memories that wait to be made.  Following the MN State Fair, will come preparations for World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI, the first week of October.  But before then, I have to complete a couple of paintings and get back on press in Minneapolis with some of the new Christmas Cards that you have been patiently waiting for :) My recovery from walking the Susan G. Komen 60-mile walk has been surprisingly pleasantly - almost unwavering........with the exception of a crabby toe nail on my right foot, which has now turned a nice shade of lilac purple.  Seriously, just when I thought I'd come off the event without a hitch, it is possible I could lose this toenail.  Now, that would be a new experience - any advice on what I should do, please email! Wishing you grand summer moments as autumn creeps closer - Thanks for reading! Bonnie