Saturday, September 10, 2011

Good-bye and Good Riddance to Summer

Summer is the only season I don't like. It has always been thus. Even as a child, I viewed summer as three long months of heat and boredom. So, when Labor Day arrives, I feel like celebrating. It feels cooler, no matter wha the temperature actually is. Even the sudden realization that there are only three months until Christmas doesn't dampen my mood.

Fall is usually beautiful in the Ozarks. The leaves change color from deep green to varying shades of red, orange and yellow. The countryside is populated with Maple trees and many others. But, the Maples are the most colorful. You can have your Oak trees, Tulip trees, Dogwoods and Magnolias, etc. Give me a brilliant Sugar Maple in the Fall any day.

Fall also brings with it the schools opening their doors once again. It warms this old heart to think about classrooms full of the little beggars, which means they are not playing outside my apartment windows, running, squealing and inevitably, screeching and bawling.

Fall also begins the new season of television shows on the networks. Ever the optimist, I look forward to the new programs and the continuation of favorites. It will probably be late in October before we realize just how bad the new shows are. By then, I will have my viewing schedule established just in time for the late Fall, early Winter reruns.

After the holidays, many of the new programs will disappear and be replaced with either a new crop of hopefuls or the ever popular MASH and NCIS reruns.

Sometime soon, our local pubic library will finally catch up with every other library in the country and offer e-books.  I look forward to that because there are lots of books out there that I want to read, but don't want to purchase. I can't check them out because they are full of cat hair. E-books may be the solution.

Let's raise a glass to Fall, season of anticipation morphing into the welcome chill of Winter, then Spring, harbinger of yet another long hot summer.  And, so it goes.

Stay tuned.


Golden To Silver Val said...

I am in love with Fall but summer truly has my heart. I'm not so crazy about summer days, I love the evenings....with the crickets, the frogs and the night birds. But this summer, she was angry....raging. A furious mother nature really did vent on all of us. I hope she has gotten it out of her system for a good while. Enjoy the cooler, calmer Fall and I'll try not to think that it's a prelude to blizzards and icy cold for me up here. A season I absolutely detest.

Margie's Musings said...

I am sick of summer too. When I was young and could go swimming, I loved it. When the kids were children, we went camping. But this summer has been particularly hot and terrible and I am glad to see it go.

Give me fall or spring any time. The only bad thing about fall is the raking of leaves.

Peruby said...

Hey - the way my library works is if they do not have the book - you can get it from another library. As long as you have a library card - log into any library's site and download the e-book.

Worth a try! I have been reading e-books all summer - it is great! Well, until plugging my nook into my computer fried a bunch of components but my nephew said it probably was not the nook.

Olga said...

I'll take any of your left over summer any time!

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

I thought I was the only one who didn't like summer best of all. I would choose fall but it is oh so short. Then winter and then summer. Spring...not so much for me.

It's still in the 80's and when it gets to 60-65 I am a very happy woman!! I was like this even before the hot flashes. :-)

Maria from SilverFox said...

No wonder you love the fall. The Ozarks are so beautiful with allof the bright colors.

Made me laugh thinking about how happy you are to have all those little buggers back in school.

Arkansas Patti said...

Thanks for the chuckle--needed it today.
Summers are for kids who don't mind if their deodorant fails. I'm with you and love Fall, even Winter and who can beat Spring.

Anonymous said...

It would be so much easier to love Fall if it wasn't the prelude to winter. I do love it, it is just too, too short.
Yes, the Maples are the best, and the sugars best of all.

Grayquill said...

I am sorry summer has been so sweltering for you but here in the Seattle area we are still waiting for summer to come...I think we missed it this year. Today was pretty gosh darn nice though. I guess I should enjoy the moment. I do love the colors of fall!

Big John said...

Most of Britain has had a wet summer this year (so what's new ?), but here in the SE corner it has been very pleasant, but I always look forward to Autumn (Fall).
BTW Your "Live Traffic Feed" always gives me a laugh, as it shows me living in so many different towns in Kent.

Looking to the Stars said...

Fall is our favorite time of year also :)

Joy Des Jardins said...

Fall is my time too Betty....always has been. I'd like it to be Fall all year long. Hot summers and frigit winters just don't do it for me anymore. I guess Spring is okay, but we really didn't have one here this year.

patsy said...

talking about fall shows once a few years back all the fall shows on CBS were really stupid and I was puzzled then the cops found a guy had set up shop in the lobby where CBS was located and was selling cocain, all the writers were his clients. I thought , Oh yeah that is the reason for the season!
It seems most of the shows are doppy now, We have the record and watch later option on our Satalite and I record reruns , Matlock, the first Law and order, NCIS then I watch them. I run past all the advertisement and have discovered that in a hour show there are 30 minutes advertisement!
when you are as old as I am you must take short cuts. I might die watching the advertisements.