Good-Bye to Summer ...

For our last evening at the beach, I wanted to be sure to capture the sunset, and I noted that there were more people watching than are typically out there. There it was, Sunset on Labor Day, the official close of summer. A final good-bye as the seasonal time and tide change...
Ah! Funny. I didn’t realize summer was officially officially over :-)
posted September 4th, 2018  
Beautiful sun set, love the golden light and the dark part and the beach
posted September 4th, 2018  
It is not surprising that primitive societies had special festivals connected to the seasons. We still have feelings to this day. It was our first day of spring on September 1, and many of us call that Wattle Day. Nevertheless, we will have plenty of winter like weather still to come. After that essay - great shot.
posted September 4th, 2018  
What a glorious sunset with beautiful reflections across the beach. The bird makes the shot! I always feel sad as summer draws to a close and the days become shorter. I have learnt from Ethel @ethelperry that their first day of Spring is called Wattle day which I have not heard before. I love 365 - I learn so much!
posted September 4th, 2018  
A stunning capture with wonderful yones and reflections on the beach. Fav
posted September 4th, 2018  
So beautiful.
Fav.
posted September 4th, 2018  
what a perfect ending :)
posted September 4th, 2018  
Terrific ending - and soon our beginning :)
posted September 4th, 2018  
Lovely, Louise. I agree that the bird makes the shot. “Wattle Day”, my what a title, love it, @ethelperry. I know your grands loved you spending the holiday with them this year!
posted September 4th, 2018  
A beautiful image Louise. Great to see you still enjoying life!
posted September 4th, 2018  
Lovely tones and reflections :)
posted September 4th, 2018  
Such a beautiful and to the season.
posted September 4th, 2018  
Wow. What an amazing view. How sad to say goodbye to summer though. First frost here last night ... which means that summer's over here as well!
posted September 4th, 2018  
@pamknowler @louannwarren Forgive me if I'm stating the obvious and you already know, but "Wattle" is a gorgeous yellow, little-puff-ball-of-a- flower that covers the wattle trees (a type of Acacia, I believe) and seems to be a harbinger of Spring "South of the Equator"... (Did I get that right, Ethel? @ethelperry )
posted September 4th, 2018  
A gorgeous sunset shot Louise and I know what you mean when it's the end of summer and we only have autumn and winter to look forward to. I actually love autumn - the colours and the smells but I don't look forward to winter that follows! Fav for this great shot
posted September 4th, 2018  
It's a beautiful sunset. We haven't had one in a while as Tropical Storm Gordon has been dumping loads of rain here.
posted September 4th, 2018  
In the UK we still officially have summer until 23 September, not that you would guess by today's weather!!
posted September 4th, 2018  
Beautiful image with gorgeous light, colors, reflections
posted September 4th, 2018  
wonderful mood!
wish to be there
posted September 4th, 2018  
This beautiful, Louise. Yes, the official close of summer and school started the next day...but no more. Schools start up early-mid August in California but today IS the first day of school in New York. I wish I had been on the beach with you too! Fav.
posted September 4th, 2018  
A great capture!
posted September 4th, 2018  
Beautiful sunset. We live much further south and it's still definitely summer here, no matter what the calendar says. It won't really feel like fall until around Christmas! LOL!
posted September 4th, 2018  
Gorgeous sunset. Love the bird silhouettes.
posted September 4th, 2018  
This is such a lovely sunset scene, I love the birds on the beach.
posted September 4th, 2018  
although it is beautiful, it also evokes sadness. but summer will be back before we know it, yes? aces, my lady. aces!
posted September 4th, 2018  
Beautiful
posted September 5th, 2018  
@Weezilou well now that you mention it I have heard of wattle trees! Just didn’t make the connection of using the trees as harbingers and namesakes for spring, in my befuddled mind!
posted September 5th, 2018  
A beautifully composed sunset shot
posted September 5th, 2018  
love this!!! fav and thanks for all your comments and favs always appreciated.. Happy Shooting
posted September 5th, 2018  
What a glorious sunset. As your Autumn begins our Spring begins.
posted September 5th, 2018  
Fantastic image, love the birds watching the sunset with you.
posted September 6th, 2018  
Beautiful shot
posted September 7th, 2018  
Very lovely shot. Goodbye Summer, welcome Autumn.
posted September 8th, 2018  
Hi Louise...I think about emailing you every day, then something comes up or distracts me! Are you back in Nova Scotia yet? We spent day with family...Happy Grandparents Day! :)
posted September 10th, 2018  
Beautiful image Louise! No matter what we call it or when it starts, Mother Nature is on her own schedule. Hugs to you! Miss you!
posted September 13th, 2018  
wonderful !
posted September 19th, 2018  
Hey, sweetie! Just popped by to see how you were as you have been unusually quiet..........saw some flamingos at Portobello Market at Notting Hill in London today in an antique shop. I thought of you and laughed out loud when I saw them! Sending love your way.
posted September 22nd, 2018  
@casablanca Well, that's the sweetest! In this last of September, we're winding down in California, and are in Massachusetts visiting the grandkids for the present and head back to Lunenburg on Monday afternoon. Once settled again, I fully intend to return...just needed time to focus of daily life (instead of leaving Ken to do it all!) We're in good health, and yes, those water aerobics were a God-send! 12 sessions and I can really feel the difference in both endurance and balance! Thank you again for being a sweet friend and so thoughtful! See you again soon ♥ : )
posted September 22nd, 2018  
Love this photo Louise. I have off the radar for a while now, but hope to get back in here. Bernie has had a rough couple of years with operations etc. he is all good & doing well now. Hope you & Ken are keeping well. xo
posted September 23rd, 2018  
I came on over to do the same as Casablanca, as I thought it had been a while since we saw you. Happy to read that all is well and that you'll be returning to the 365 fold quite soon! xx
posted September 23rd, 2018  
@loey5150 So sorry to hear about Bernie, Lois! Sounds like the ups and downs of my last few years, too! Just a bad case of O.L.D. (too soon for my taste!) Back on track again and heading to Lunenburg (see note above to Casablanca!) After the next round of company in October, I hope to have much more time here with my 365 Community...love and miss you all!
posted September 23rd, 2018  
@jamibann You're so sweet! You have no idea how it makes my heart feel good to be missed in the same way I think of you and the circle, too! You'd laugh to know how often I reference "my 365 friend in Scotland...England...Australia...etc" as I talk to neighbours and family! Hoping you're delighted to be home again with so many good years of memories living around the world! xo ♥ : )
posted September 23rd, 2018  
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