Outdoor Dining Season Might Just Be Over

After mostly warm summer and a long, dry, and also warm autumn in Colorado, Boulder’s weather changed and the weekend was cool and wet. A group of writer friends who get together for Friday morning coffee at the Book End Cafe grabbed an outdoor table, as if to bask in the last warm rays. Good thing too, because it now finally feels like fall. I’ll write about the Friday morning coffee tradition at some other time, but now — after vowing to start a blog — I just want to get on with it!

The shift in the weather also means that dining on our own deck is over until next year. The covers go on the outdoor furniture and on the grill. The leaves will soon be off the big elms in the backyard. Our view of the mountains will improve, but we’ll be eating indoors.