Saturday, September 20, 2014

Say Goodbye To Summer And Hello to Autumn

Monday, September 22, 2014, is the end of summer and start of autumn here in the Northern Hemisphere—the Autumnal Equinox, the day when the daylight hours and hours of darkness are equal.

The last couple of days in my little corner of the world have provided the last hurrah (I hope) of summer heat and humidity.  I look forward to the fall weather to come.  That crisp feel in the air with cooler temperatures replace the heat and dryer air shoving aside the retched humidity of summer.  That change to cool dry air brings a renewed vigor, a revived energy to replace the lackluster feeling resulting from the summer heat and least for me.  (Do you get the impression that I don't function well in heat and humidity?)

Just as I love the renewal of life in the spring—bright green new leaves on the trees, colorful flowers, the awakening of nature from winter's hibernation—I also love the change of the leaves to their brilliant array of fall colors in autumn.  I can say with all sincerity that I'm happy to welcome the end of summer and to also welcome the start of fall.

Of course, all this praise for autumn and the relief from summer heat and humidity will most likely give way to the common complaint of wishing the snow, ice, and freezing temperatures would get out of the way and make room for some warmth.  :)

But for right now…Welcome Autumn—I'm thrilled to see you!

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