Labor Day has come to be celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer. In high society, Labor Day is (or was) considered the last day of the year when it is fashionable for women to wear white.
In U.S. sports, Labor Day marks the beginning of the NFL and college football seasons. NCAA teams usually play their first games the week before Labor Day, with the NFL traditionally playing their first game the Thursday following Labor Day. The Southern 500 NASCAR auto race was held that day from 1950 to 1983 in Darlington, South Carolina. At Indianapolis, theNational Hot Rod Association hold their finals to the U.S. Nationals drag race.
In the U.S. most school districts that started summer vacation in early to mid-June will resume school near this day (while schools that had summer begin near Memorial Day will have already been in session for about 3 weeks).
Sadly, in Maine Labor Day does mark the end of summer, an all too short season here. With that in mind, folks make every effort to enjoy what may be the last of summer activity.
Some will take a final sail on a schooner
Some will explore one of the many coastal islands
looking for a special treasure.
Some will gather with friends for a picnic,
while others hike an island or mountain trail.
Some will wait in line for a lobster roll as they travel through Wiscassett.
Some may just take time to smell the flowers.
Fireworks may light the night sky causing crowds to oooh and ahhh.
As for me, I’m wearing my white jeans one more time and making sure the black ones are ready for tomorrow. No matter where you are, here’s hoping you are enjoying your day.
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Lovely pics and post!
What a wonderful photo essay thru the end of summer…yes, it’s fleeting, but so delicious. Of course, autumn has it’s magical charms in Maine – hope you’re staying a bit longer to soak up that golden sun 🙂
The next 2 months are my favorite when it’s quieter and there’s time to enjoy all that is around us/
It is like someone turned a switch off. Almost no boats on the lake…everyone heading home. Happy not be to in the miles of traffic.
No kidding! It’s amazing what a difference a day makes.
Hope your weekend was relaxing! We look forward to Labor Day since a lot of the recreational boaters put their boats away for the season and there are fewer on the water for the fall months which is our favorite time of year!
Isn’t it amazing how things change when people leave and you feel you have your place all to yourself!
Enjoyed a lobster roll at Red’s Eats earlier this summer. I think it was the best we had anywhere in New England.
I am looking forward to cooler weather ….but I am still going to wear white! 🙂 ~Ames
We head out tomorrow! So sorry to have missed you again this year- think of you often -especially when we eat at Shepherd’s Pie! We will be back for a long weekend in October and definitely for a spell over Thanksgiving and Christmas – Have a great fall and winter!
Be reckless, Linda. Wear white tomorrow, too. 😉
Go for a hike or a sail and PLEASE have lobster roll for me!!!
My husband and I love your pictures of Maine.Summer doesn’t stay long but the memories certainly do!
We are enjoying “Yankee” weather today in Houston; what a huge relief for us. But wildfires are out of hand all over the state, so joy is mixed with compassion for those who are dealing with fire!!
Yes, we watched all the summer people packing up and heading home! They will be stuck in traffic getting off the island.
We are sitting on the porch enjoying the glorious weather. After all, it is still summer for us, we are retired and live in this beautiful place year round! It will be nice and quiet in town now, lots of parking now that the summer people are gone! 🙂
Things here get a lot quieter too giving us a chance to really enjoy all that is!