Monday, August 31, 2009

The End Of Summer

Today is August 31st. As far as I am concerned it's the last day of summer. I can tell by the morning and evening light that the seasons are changing. It's dark now when I rise and the darkness returns sooner in the evenings. All in all we've had a very cool summer with few days in the 90's. Today was a gorgeous day with clear blue skies, no humidity, and the high temperature was only 75 degrees. When I left my home this morning the air was cool and invigorating. As I write these notes the A/C is off and the sounds and smells of this late summer night waft in my window. We are entering into my favorite time of the year, the time of cool days, autumn colors, and coming holidays. Ironically, during this time of year when nature begins to die and winter's cold is not far away, I feel renewed and rejuvenated. Admittedly, by winter's end I sometimes feel a touch of Seasonal Affective Disorder and I crave the sunlight that will soon be diminishing.

I confess that I have a lawn service that mows my grass. I love the sound of someone else mowing the lawn. As I sit here the poor guy is outside, mowing and trimming, in total darkness. I can't tell from here but he must be wearing a coal miner's hat with a light on the front of it. I have no idea how he can see what he's doing. I will probably wake up in the morning to find alien crop circles in my front yard.

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