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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Tempus fugit

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Where oh where did the summer go? I know it’s only the middle of August, and summer isn’t quite over yet but it seems as if it is.The summer has flown by and I’m not quite sure where it went. Maybe it was because Rick was traveling so much at the beginning which made it feel like we had less time than usual for taking rides in Mia and lazy days around the pool.

When I was in grade school it seemed as if the summer stretched out forever. Those few months seemed like years. Or at least looking back on it now it seems that way. It’s true, you know, what they say: the older you get the faster time goes by. Is it because we are more aware of the passage of time than we were as children?

It’s been hotter and more humid this year. And certainly buggier. Lots of little annoying midgey-type black bugs that hover around your eyes, nose and mouth. They don’t bite, thank goodness, but they are a nuisance. We don’t normally have a lot of mosquitoes either, but they’ve been more numerous too. Not nice!

It’s this time of year when the weather starts to change. Right now we are having a lovely cool morning, low humidity and a gentle breeze. For the first time in weeks I have the windows open and the air conditioning turned to OFF. We will still have another round of heat, (we always do), kind of like summer’s last hurrah, but you can tell the summer is winding down. We lose the pool around this time of year too, especially for night swims.

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But we aren’t quite done yet. There is still the annual trip down the shore, a visit from friend Carolyn, and the Renaissance Faire (don thy corset, Lynne!) all left to look forward to.

I have to say that summer is not my favorite season so I am not too sad about letting it go. But still ...

Comments:

I hate when the nights get so cool that the pool temps start lowering and then you get that 90 degree day in Sept. when you’d like nothing better than to jump in and cool off but the water is freaking COLD.  Enjoy these last days of August because the will be gone in a flash… but then we can move onto apple picking and mushroom foraging, hiking and leaf peeping!

Maggie, I know! It’s annoying that last hot day, isn’t it? Yet you know it’s going to happen. I am looking forward to fall!

I was noticing today how many leaves were gathering in our garden - too early for the trees to be losing their leaves.

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