Monday, September 20

The end of summer

Today is the very last day of summer. And I've got just one thing to say about that:


It's not that I don't like summer. Summer is okay. But those lazy, hazy, crazy days drag on a little too long for me. I'm ready for crisp air and crunchy leaves and chilly nights. I'm ready for socks and closed-toe shoes.

Summer stretches on and on, sometimes feeling as if it will never end. Autumn, on the other hand, comes with a sense of energy and even urgency. It gives me a boost of energy, a desire to get up and get moving.

So I'm up and moving quickly, a spring in my step and a song running through my mind. Do you know it?

September Song

Well, it's a long, long while
From May to December
But the days grow short
When we reach September
When the Autumn weather
Turns the leaves to flame
One hasn't got time
For the waiting game

Oh, the days dwindle down
To a precious few
And these few precious days
I'll spend with you
These golden days
I'll spend with you

K. Weill and M. Anderson

What about you? Are you happy to see Autumn come? Or sad to see Summer go?


  1. Our summer just wasn't long enough or very hot this year. The Oregon rain has already started here, of course when we are trying to get our home exterior painted and done before winter hits. I feel energized and alive when the weather cools down and I even love snow days. Ice, not so much because I hate being housebound, but cold, definitely.

  2. A little of both. I'm sorry to see summer go, but I do like autumn.

  3. I can't wait for fall. I am tired and weary of 90 plus degree days. I love the smell of fall, the crisp feel of the chill on my face and the decorations. I sure enjoy having all four seasons here in NC. Each one brings its own gift and I am ready for the ones that Autumn offers:)

  4. I looooove autumn!!! I'm a cold weather lover by nature so I'm beyond ready for the richness the fall brings, especially in color :-)

  5. I'm a little of both. I worked so hard this summer that I don't feel like I had one. That stinks! So, in that sense, I'm not ready to see it go because I feel like it never came.

    However, yesterday as we pulled into the church parking lot I looked among a cluster of trees still full of green leaves and there was a small cluster of brilliant red leaves. It took my breath away.

    I'm happy for the rhythms that come with fall, happy for the holidays and cooler days, but I can't say that I'm itching to see these Indian summer days come to an end either.

    How's that for wishy washy?

  6. As much as I too love summer...I am VERY ready for fall! I have my candy corn out already! Is that wrong? lol!

  7. Going to miss the flip-flops and capris, but ready for potato soup and hot club sandwiches.
    Our trees are just starting to get the hint of somethings happening. Just hope we get some rain, so the leaves will change colors and not just die and fall off. I would love to see some color.

  8. Oh you can't even imagine how happy I am to see Fall, today was finally a cool morning, might have even been below 70!!! I our summer was as usual too long and too hot so I'm looking forward to enjoying the next few cooler months.
    Happy Fall Richella

  9. It is still in the ninties here....I am soooo ready for autumn. Bring it on! Carla

  10. oh, tomorrow may be the offical start of fall, but it is still hot here! i am anxiously awaiting the crisp days, without trying to wish marching band season away!

    that tree is gorgeous!!!

  11. YES!!! I'm not fond of summer - by the end of June it's already too hot for me. We're having very cool mornings but by 11 it's already in the 80's. So I think we've got another month before we see some true fallish days here in ATL.



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