This time of year makes me want to take off the heavy possessions of last season. Piles of books in my office become stifling. I put them away and sell others to create more space for air to flow.
Bulky sweaters are put into storage making ample room for light, airy dresses and short sleeved shirts.
Dark blankets are stored, leaving only one wispy cream blanket for cool evenings.
Most of the knickknacks are put in the basement for the next few months. Even the fruit bowl, usually in the center of the table, is gone to preserve the fruit longer.
A small wooden box for garden supplies replaces the boots, backpacks and gloves from the porch.
I am feeling freer.
I love the breathing space which rewards my work. And maybe by fall some things will stay gone for good.