I can’t believe that summer is already starting it’s stretch on the way out. You see it in the papers and on tv- Back to school advertising is weaseling in. Some stores are showcasing Halloween or even *gasp* Christmas merchandise. Summer Blow Out Sales are everywhere. But that isn’t proof that summer is over.
Nature is telling me that summer is ending soon. The color of the tree leaves in my yard are changing. I’m seeing less green when I look on the branches. The daylight is ending earlier and starting later. Sometimes there is no daylight at all as a storm passes through. There are fewer bunnies, squirrels, & birds hanging out in my yard. They’re all growing up and moving out.
This means it’s time to make one last push to enjoy what is left of our summer. Time to hit the lakes, hike the trails, and sip on the cold beverages! Soon it will be autumn. Usually we head to Southern California in the fall to extended our summer feels. But this year we began our summer early by heading down in spring.
This will be our first Halloween at home in a few years. We shall experience the slow draw of fall- bringing with it crisp nights, warm blankets and comfort. I love the fall. In fact I love all of the months and seasons for a variety of reasons.
But summer can’t end yet. There’s still so much more to do. More drive-in movies. More beach days. More quality time with family and friends. There’s just so much more left of summer. Time to keep on enjoying it.