There are signs all around that fall is almost here:

  • Labor day plans are being made
  • Mums are being planted
  • Starbucks is selling Pumpkin Spice Lattes (not to me though – I don’t like to dilute coffee’s flavor with anything but cream)
  • Kids are going back to school
  • And, pottery show season has begun

Last week, we attended Lazy Daze in Cary and had a GREAT show.  The day was full of people – among the new customers, we had several friends and repeat customers came by our booth!  It all made for a fun day.  This was our third appearance at Lazy Daze and it has always been a good show for us.  (Last year, we didn’t get to go because Hurricane Irene decided to visit.)  Since we have participated in this show the most, it has also become an indicator of the ending of summer.

So what’s on the autumn agenda?  A few more shows (Sparkcon, Mumfest, and Friend’s of ECU Studio Tour).  Making more pots (maybe even some pumpkin themed pots…).  New classes at Emerge (Lidded Forms and Holiday Ceramics).   And, I will begin working on holiday projects.

I know many people who lament the end of summer.  But, I am not among them.  I love how the trees seem to crescendo in beauty before drifting into a contemplative rest.  Fall is my favorite time of year and worthy of celebration – I decorate my house, listen to ‘fall’ music, light candles, and make lots of soups.  I hope you find ways to celebrate and enjoy this most soulful of seasons.