My last hoorah for summer and then I'll give in. The days are becoming uncomfortable if spent without a coat and scarf, but the air feels cold and clean and I'll learn how to layer again. I'll remember how to retreat to my apartment or a nearby cafe, to wear thick socks and read a little more, work a little less. I want to practice my sewing and knitting, and after being asked last night if I was an "artist," get out my drawing pad and charcoal.

I'll also get my light meter fixed. Or Sam will.

Abilene, KS // August 2011