Who says summer's over?

Who says summer's over?
Summer Tomatoes

Who says summer’s over?  The calendar has been  turned to a new page; September marks the start of meteorological fall.  Labor Day is past, the last   holiday of summer.  Now, a new school year begins, new schedules, new projects.  Thoughts turn to sweaters and boots and colorful leaves

Yes, fall is coming.  We don’t need the calendar to remind us; we can feel it in the first cool breeze.  The days are growing shorter. The cicadas are singing louder, with more urgency.

Already, tiny  yellow locust leaves. Mums replace the summer flowers.  The Halloween aisle is stocked at Walgreens.

The full moon on September 16 is called the Harvest Moon. This is  the full moon closest to the autumn equinox, on September 22. You can read more  about the Harvest moon here.

When it’s fall here, it’s spring in Sydney, Australia. Daffodils are blooming there, while we plant bulbs for next spring here.

Still, there are  warm days, with  less humidity.  There is the aroma of fresh-cut grass. There are still  tomatoes ripening.

No, summer is not done.  There is still baseball.  Summer lingers, like  voices in the dusk.   In the gardens, rising plumes of the autumn grasses, as the streetlights come on.




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  • Yesterday I saw a hummer;
    One of the hummingbirds..
    It flew so fast just like the summer
    And wonder left me without words.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Thank you, AW! I too would be without words, if I saw a hummingbird. However, I am finding many cicada shells this year...

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    I think you got your words back in good time!

  • I am glad summer is drawing to a close. This one was hot and humid. I like the approach of fall and I like wearing leggings so the two go together!

  • In reply to Kathy Mathews:

    yes--goodbye oppressive humidity! I too love this time--late summer/early fall...

  • Thank you. Your love for the season (whatever this is right now) shows so poetically here!

  • In reply to Margaret H. Laing:

    And thank you so much for reading!

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