On Wednesday I washed all the pool towels and all the swimsuits and put them away.
I'd washed them periodically throughout the summer, of course, but never all at once, and never with the intention of putting them away until "next year."
So I guess fall is really upon us.
The pool doesn't technically close until Sunday, but knowing the weather forecast for the rest of this week ("cold" and rainy), we called Tuesday our last day of the pool season and convinced Daddy to take a couple hours off of work to come swimming with us (since he hadn't been to the pool with us since May).
The pool season opened with frogs and salamanders and ended with...a snake! Benjamin rescued it from the little filter basket and let it go in the grass.