September 5, 2011 | So Long, Sweet Summer | Florer Farm
With an extended weekend and cooler temps prevailing, Labor Day has marked the unofficial end of summer on the Florer Farm. Along with the obligatory barbecues and fun-filled afternoons with the girls, I had hoped to take one last ceremonious dip into the backyard inflate-a-pool. Yet with a washed out Saturday giving way to temperatures dipping into the 40’s on Sunday and Monday, the decision was made to finally pull the plug for the season without its proper sendoff.
As I watched the water trickle out and soak into the otherwise parched soil, I couldn’t help but think of the great memories made in that pool this summer. From the trials and errors of an anything-but-easy set up, to the welcomed respite from the oppressive July heat, to a Bro’s relief after an afternoon bike ride to the Cumming Tap, I must say that it has been well worth the investment made (and the maintenance required…and the hours spent lotioning up three squirmy girls with SPF 50 sunscreen).
So long, backyard pool of memories. So long, sweet summer. Now, let’s bring on the sweaters. Let’s bring on the Pumpkin Spice Latte’s and the comfort food. Let’s Bring on Football. Let’s Bring on Fall.