Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Falling Out of Summer

Daddy Steve:  Anthony, Luke, and Blake (and Krakatoa, too!) were outside enjoying the lovely weather when they made an alarming discovery.

Anthony: Look!
Luke: Oh my gosh!
Blake: Could it be?
Krakatoa: Yip! Yip!

Yes, some leaves at the very top of our maple tree are starting to turn color and fall.

L, A, B: We're not ready for summer to end!

Don't worry, boys.  There's still lots of nice weather ahead before the snow flies.  It's just a gentle reminder that summer doesn't last forever.


Jane said...

Summer has been very hit and miss here this year. True, there were some ridiculously hot days, but I think more cool and rainy. The latter half of August has been very chilly first thing of a morning. The leaves are still very green here yet. Today it's been chucking down and thunder and lightning here since 5am. I must be honest and say I do prefer cooler weather; I'm not a hot weather girl. I've seen photos of the beautiful 'North American fall' :) x

Gregor Daddies said...

Hi Jane -
I think we've had quite a nice summer here, although that could be due to the fact that the weather always seemed to cooperate with my plans. I've have noticed this past week that it's been quite cooler in the mornings. Hopefully we will have a nice long autumn - always make the winter more tolerable.

Dee said...

We seem to wait so long for summer then it's over in a flash! But we still have the joy of Autumn to come,
Which I love,. Those warm days with cooler nights and the leaves turning to beautiful reds and golds,a last flourish before
The truly cold months of winter.
So boys enjoy the days ahead just like the saying goes Winter is coming..... 😉

Anonymous said...

It's true boys, i bet there will still be lots of warm and sunny days in September!
There was a heat wave over here this summer, and it still is hot outside regularly, even in the evenings. Do you always have snow in winter?

Gregor Daddies said...

Hi Susi -
We usually average around 40-50 inches of snow every winter. I recall one year in the 1980's when we set a record with nearly 100 inches. The boys say it's fun because you can build a lot of snow forts. Daddy Steve (who has to shovel the sidewalks and driveway) is less enthusiastic.

DollMum said...

Make the most of the remainder of summer boys and enjoy the fall colours when it really sets in. 1st Sept already - where is this year going?

Kendal said...

Spring and Autumn are MY favourite seasons as I struggle with the sun and heat and the frost/snow and cold.
Basically the main thing that I miss when Summer has finally passed are the longer, lighter days with their shorter, dark nights.

Gregor Daddies said...

Hi Kendal -

Yes, the lack of daylight is what probably what I dislike most about winter. I'm always glad when the winter solstice arrives and the days start to get longer, even if it's not immediately noticeable.