Tuesday, September 01, 2009
The last Sunday in August felt more like the end of summer than it usually does
The last Sunday of August usually is a week before the Labor Day weekend. It's a kind of reprieve -- a reminder that there's one more week of summer fun left before things really start to shut down. But Labor Day is unusually late this year (last year this was the Labor Day weekend). So Sunday had some of that end-of-summer feeling that usually comes with Labor Day. It was a perfect day, but there was a hint of autumnal darkness in the light. At Wingra Park and elsewhere, people were savoring what they knew could not last much longer.