Summer is ending and it’s time to say Good-bye.
This week I felt fall in the air and saw it in the sky. Yes the weather is still hot and muggy but there is a slight change in the air that says Autumn has arrived. it’s subtle this change – a shift in air movement, the tinge of harvest smell, the color of leaves just beginning to pale and change if you look very closely. The sky’s color and mood change ever so slightly. School is in session. Summer has come to a close.
The colorful splendor of Autumn will soon burst forth in glorious array. The air will turn crisp and a walk down the sidewalk will be accompanied by the crunch of leaves underfoot. Jackets and scarves, sweaters and hats will appear and layering cute outfits will be on the dress agenda. Hot drinks and soup will soon be on the menus for dinner. Football fills the days for the sports junkies. The early evening twilight calls for cozy evenings with the heat turned up or a fire in the hearth. Autumn days are cheerful, happy, and fun.
In the shadowy background of this glorious set of Autumn, Winter hovers – it’s cold breath and storm clouds just waiting their turn to crash onto the stage of life. The polar vortexes are swirling, ready to whoosh south and drop the temps into the teens and lower.
It’s that chilly shadow that throws a pall over the delightful Autumn days for me. If you are like me, winter is not your friend. Aside from being able to wear cute layered outfits, fun scarves, and boots that is. And I’d gladly give up those outfits scarves and boots and blithely don flip flops and t-shirts for the rest of my days if summer would come to stay forever!
But I am thankful that I have those warm articles of clothing since I live in a climate that includes winter. I am so thankful for a warm, insulated house, (It hasn’t always been warm and insulated). And I am ever so grateful that winter has a silver lining – Spring.
So as we say Good-bye to Summer once again, I plan to fully embracing Autumn in all it’s gloriousness! And ignore the shadow of Winter while I can! Here’s to a very happy Autumn.
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