Today I removed my coffee table set that I keep on my front terrace and placed it in our shed for the winter, where it will stay until spring. This signifies that the season of warm days has ended and that very soon, we will receive the first frost.
I will also sort all my photographs which I have taken over the course of this year and decide which ones to to use for the creation of my calendars. In mid October, I create 3 small table calenders; one for my parents, one for my aunt and for myself. I have done this for the past 3 years and it seems to be a hit among my relatives.
Interestingly, the word calendar is derived from the Latin word kalendae, which is the Latin name of the first day of every month. I had no idea that the first day in each month was significant enough to have term of its own.
As I type this, it slowly getting dark outside. Not only do days loose the heat, they are also loosing light by each passing week. Once we reach the end of this month, the onset of the dark period will envelop Scandinavia once again.