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Summer’s Fleeting

by habituallychic

08 . 13 . 10

Just because I’m excited for autumn, it doesn’t mean that I’m not trying to enjoy summer’s fleeting days.  I think these photos and quote sum up the end of the season.  Bon Weekend!
“When summer gathers up her robes of glory, and like a dream of beauty glides away.” – Sarah Helen Power Whitman
Photos via Pretty Stuff

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  1. Style Maniac August 13, 2010 | 4:29 pm

    so lovely … {sigh}

  2. Katharine Fuchs August 13, 2010 | 4:46 pm

    Stunning images! For some reason it still looks 10 degrees cooler in all of them than the sweltering 100+ heat index we have had all summer! Enjoy your weekend!

  3. Tabitha August 13, 2010 | 4:52 pm

    Thank you, I’m guilty of trying to rush ahead to autumn, my new winter coat and scarf are all purchased; I shall slow down!

  4. Champagne/StitchPoet/CrushParty August 13, 2010 | 4:59 pm

    Awww! PrettyStuff is my daughter! She will be so honored to have been credited on your blog! She’s a fabulous “internet scavenger” for photo inspiration! And I too am honored as I took the 3rd picture in Westport Harbor, MA where we have a perfect summer every year!

    I am a knitting designer so never mind seeing fall come but never want my kids to go back to college! 🙁 Enjoy what’s left of it!!!


  5. EMILY August 13, 2010 | 6:04 pm

    These are so lovely. We miss summer here in San Francisco. x

  6. Barbara August 13, 2010 | 6:19 pm

    Great post–the days are already grower shorter, Ms. HC. Autumn will soon be here sporting her
    fall colors.

  7. a Broad August 13, 2010 | 8:34 pm

    What wonderful images !!
    I love them and wish I were there .. and there … and …

  8. Flotsam Friends August 13, 2010 | 9:28 pm

    You really summed it up! These shots are summer perfection. We are hanging out for it here. Almost spring in Sydney… Waiting for that jasmine to bloom. Pruxxx

  9. pve design August 14, 2010 | 9:33 am

    I do love Summer, but I am a bit weary of the heat, and I do aniticipate cozying up with a cashmere sweater and socks! Lovely images, as always~

  10. Laura Trevey August 14, 2010 | 12:13 pm

    beautiful images…. breath taking!

  11. allysonkirk August 14, 2010 | 12:47 pm

    Thanks so much for the lovely photos. They put me into a calming reverie!

  12. Heidiopia August 14, 2010 | 1:18 pm

    Ahhhhh… thanks for that breath of fresh air. Even though my kids are back in school already, I’m not quite ready to let go of summer.

  13. jones August 14, 2010 | 2:51 pm

    Hi Heather, I am marveling at the quality of light in these photos. It is so different from the light on the West Coast–much more ethereal and deep. It does seem to be the light of summer’s end–a little nostalgic. Personally, can’t wait for Fall. Thanks for a great way to start a Saturday. Mary

  14. The Simply Luxurious Life August 14, 2010 | 3:48 pm

    These images are wonderful. And I am in the same boat, while I am excited for autumn, I don’t want the long days and warm evenings to disappear just yet. =)

  15. katarina powell & angela van der meulen August 14, 2010 | 4:22 pm

    beautiful images and i must admit i am always shopping a bit on your site. can you source those canvas cots that sit poolside in one of the latter pictures? thnx.

  16. Taryn August 14, 2010 | 5:42 pm

    I love these photos! I was just looking up ones like these last night and dreaming about the day I will own my own little place (that hopefully looks something like the places in the pics!)

  17. Kimberly Grigg August 14, 2010 | 9:09 pm

    I love the pictures you included in this post, and the quote is absolutely perfectly suited. The final picture seems as if it could be the door leading from summer to fall. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

  18. Piper (DailyDivaDish) August 15, 2010 | 5:05 pm

    These photos are so lovely!
    XO Piper