Monday, September 1, 2008

Swan Song of Summer

Happy September! Or maybe I should say Bittersweet September. I am looking forward to autumn. It's beautiful here with vibrant foliage and a rosy-cheeked chill in the air, but I hate to say goodbye to summer. There are so many things I'm going to miss...
  • lazy mornings cuddling with Pipsqueak in bed and talking;
  • fresh peaches and local corn and strawberries;
  • the smell of sunscreen;
  • relaxed evenings with a cocktail on the deck before dinner;
  • fresh vegetables from the garden;
  • the sounds of frogs and crickets;
  • the smell of fresh cut grass;
  • grilled meat;
  • salads;
  • walking out of the house without outerwear;
  • riding in the car with the windows down;
  • sleeping with the windows open;
  • watching the bats and deer at dusk;
  • fireflies;
  • dragonflies;
  • thunder storms;
  • taking showers outdoors; and
  • hanging clothes to dry outside.

But there are a few things that I won't miss...

  • the smell of insect repellent;
  • mosquitoes;
  • slathering sunscreen on an impatient child;
  • bikini-line hair removal;
  • having to shave everyday;
  • having to give the dog a bath almost daily; and
  • the fact that it almost always rains as soon as I get laundry hung on the line.

Let's face it. There's a lot to like about summer, and not much to dislike.

1 comment:

Apron Thrift Girl said...

I agree with your list although I wish we had more thunder storms. I miss thunder since we only hear it a few times a year. I have such a hard time letting go of summer.

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