Saturday, July 10, 2010

Summer, Summer Everywhere! Except in the Stores

Summer is passing swiftly. When I see things in the stores that signal fall, school clothes and supplies, Thanksgiving items, fall foliage decor, I get antsy. It means the long, slow days of summer are beginning to fade. How can it happen so quickly? For those of us who live in areas where climate changes, the dark, dreary days of winter are never far from our minds. We are always looking for signs of the end of warmth and the beginning of cold.

I haven't seen changing leaves yet, but it's enough just to see the stores changing out their merchandise. Ugh. I don't want to be reminded! I want to sit on my porch and watch the fireflies come out. I want to smell the flowers and the fresh, warm air. I want summer to last, well, forever...except for two weeks before and a week after Christmas. If snow happened three weeks a year, I'd be a very happy camper.

In the mean time, bring on the sunshine and the flowers!

6 comments:

Yvonne said...

I agree!

Joanne Sher said...

Will NOT buy school stuff until AFTER the FW conference (LOL my new rule for this year!). HATE how ahead of time they are. CRAZY.

Lynda S. said...

I am NOT going to buy curtains for my patio doors. In January when night falls at 4:30 in the afternoon, I will wish I had the sunlight until 9:30 in the evening as I do now. I agree—let's not rush the seasons.

Laury said...

I'm trying to learn to be content where I am and not rush ahead to the next thing. What a hard lesson sometimes! and with this new school year comes our boy's senior year. I'm still trying to wrap my mind around that one, you too, Dee?

Dee Yoder said...

Yes--it is SO hard to think about this being Joseph's last year of school. Time is going too fast!

LauraLee Shaw said...

I've really enjoyed summer this year. Can't think past today...but I love the idea of fall...changing leaves, changing seasons. What will tomorrow bring?