It was the equinox on the weekend… That really clinched it in these here parts… No matter how much I try to deny it, summer has gone, it really is Autumn.
Just as all you bloggers on the other side of the earth are rejoicing in the return of the sun, I’ve begun to read several bloggers from this side of the globe revelling in ‘glorious autumn’.
Glorious my bum!
Why is it that so many people profess Autumn as their favourite season? What is wrong with you people? Are you all insane?? There is nothing glorious about Autumn.
Sure the searing, burn your skin off when you walk out the door, heat has mellowed a little. Sure it has rained some of late which is an entirely good thing all round. Sure the bush fire threat has eased. Sure there are all those pretty coloured leaves…. but those things do not compensate for the loss of Summer.
Good bye long summer evenings that stay warm enough for the kids to play outside until well past their bed time. Good bye late evening sunshine to water the garden by. Goodbye afternoons at the swimming pool, short shorts and summer dresses. Good bye cool night breezes that bring refreshing relief. Good bye home made icy poles. Good bye Sunflowers. Good bye bare feet, dragon flies and picking black berries.
Hello chilly nights and freezing mornings. Hello frozen toes. Hello mud. Hello unpredictable weather. Hello millipedes. Hello chopping wood and using way to much electricity. Hello bulky jackets and two pairs of socks. Hello frost.
Good bye Summer…