Summer is ending and autumn is quickly taking its place.  I went for my first rainy-run this week.  Nights are coming on earlier and I’m trying to let go of my dream of spending days on the beach in the sun.  A time of transition has come.

Our busy season is over, international tourists are welcoming their spring, and New Zealanders are settling in for winter.  Last April we took a vacation to celebrate a friend’s wedding, and this year we’re planning a trip to Australia.  We need a bit of relaxation and recovery.

After a busy 6 days I had my first morning of no breakfast service.  I had coffee in bed reading the paper and got out for a morning run.  I am refreshed and revived.  This walkway is healing.  Looked like a yellow-brick road to me today.