Thursday, September 19, 2013

Summer's Gone

Every year we reach this stage when inevitability strikes and we realize summer is over. Oh, there might be a last hurrah of a few stolen days, but SUMMER is finished. How do we know?

Some say it's when they pack away the shorts and tee-shirts. At my house I wear them all year round--at least indoors. So that's not a reliable sign for me.

Others say summer is over when the kids go back to school. I have no children that age. And anyway, some schools start in August (and surely, that's still summer!) There are even school districts that go all year long.

Then there are the adherents who say summer is over when the leaves start to change. Or when a certain day on the calendar rolls around. Or when the ice cream stand closes.

I think for me, it's when the temps are below fifty when I wake up in the morning. I don't get up at the crack of dawn anymore. So if the temperature is below fifty when I finally roll out of bed, then summer is definitely over. That means I have to search out a jacket to wear to the pool over my bathing suit. And there's something just wrong about the combination of jackets and swim suits. That's when summer is finally, inevitably over.

Why, before we know it, I'll have to break out my mammoth Crocs to keep my feet warm...



  1. Summer if officially over for me when I have to either start putting on the thermal underwear or start wearing my jeans and sweaters.

  2. I'll soon have to switch the sheets to flannel and start sleeping with the window closed.

  3. Ah, not here. Still summer here. We have another 6 weeks of dry heat at least. It'll feel like fall to me when the leaves turn color.

  4. And this is why I moved to the tropics. Endless summer. No cold. Happy girl