Monday, August 30, 2010

signs


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I know summer is ending because the days are getting shorter

and the hummingbirds are migrating through

and the tufted titmice have shown up

and the butterflies are more abundant

and the leaves on the tallow are dropping

and the squirrels are starting to test the pecans

and the corn fields have been razed

and the pampas grass is starting to bloom

and school has begun.

I know summer is ending for all these reasons as I stand outside continuing to swelter in the 97˚ heat and humidity.


23 comments:

  1. Love this post!

    It is quite a lot cooler in the morning and the evening though...

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  2. What do you mean the hummingbirds are migrating through? They are still here in Tennessee engaged in serious aerial battles to get a spot at the feeders. But, yes, the signs of fall are there if you look close. The green is darkening; cool begins the dawn while the sun still rules the afternoon; and boaters are rushing about on the lake to get in the remaining days before swim suits yield to sweat suits.

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  3. We've been so dry that we have trees that have already started to change colors! And, yes, it's 92 right now.

    I've been sad about losing the light. And I'm already thinking about the hassle of having to wear a coat. Sigh.

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  4. Got the same thing going on over here!

    Pearl

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  5. We were just talking about the tiny hummingbirds and how amazing it is to think that they actually migrate to a warmer climate and then return. Incredible.

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  6. The nights are cool here. In the upper 60's. Really pleasant, although the days are still really warm. I have heard tell that we should have a mild winter, the caterpillars are not sporting a lot of fur............

    Soon, my dear, soon. Until then try to keep your cool.

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  7. Pop on over for a dose of cool breeze- our tomatoes never got beyond the green golf ball stage, the flowers never really burst forth in all their glory- summer did not happen- we had spring in January- so unusual. I do not envy the heat you are experiencing- not at all, though it might be nice just to really cook for one day...like a sauna of sunshine.

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  8. We have had a weird August - so many days in the 80s [and no I am not bragging - I like the heat] And the evenings are in the 60s so I wear a jacket when we take the doggies out. It is nice because our electric bill is lower, but there was no need for our area to rush the fall already :) I honestly feel like we just dug out of all our snow. heehee.

    As kathy said try and keep your cool. Lemonade, iced tea or a cold beer work wonders. :) [Go for the beer. heehee] SkippyMom

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  9. ellen the leaves are turning on the east facing trees. the very high up leaves that is. the temperature outside is in the thirties (celsius) with a humidex a few degrees beyond that. it's been a superb warm summer with the odd thunderstorm and more rain showing up in the last little while which is to be expected. last summer - well there was no summer. it was like linda sue's. steven

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  10. Love this!!

    Great post, we see the signs but heat still lingers. I felt just like that photo, not pretty, but melting when I helped build fence.

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  11. Oh yeah, same here. The season is declining but the damn weather gods continue to boil us. It can't last forever!

    Can't wait for a break in the weather.

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  12. I am melting, too, and longing for fall.

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  13. Fall is definitely in the air here! The winds have been cooler and it has been downright frosty in the morning hours. Makes me sad! I was in no hurry for old man winter!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  14. You are a poet. Who, but you, could write such beautiful words while steaming in the heat. I certainly understand it all as I swelter in the steam bath of central Texas. I calm myself by thinking just one more month...

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  15. life just ain't fair, is it?

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  16. And the squirrels are testing the pecans...I like this line. They have a pulse on the approaching cold in the midst of the heat.

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  17. I love the heat.. don't mind the humidity. I would be happy for summer to last at least another two months...

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  18. today I passed the elementary school and all the teachers were there setting up their rooms and unpacking their cars

    and it was soooooooo hot
    and I looked at all those open windows and thought how much they really need AC

    I am looking forward to autumn

    that photo is amazing!!

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  19. lol. our mornings have cooled off quite a bit but by the afternoon...i am feeling that too...

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  20. Some of us never want to let go of this season. But then, we wouldn't have the big trees we have if we didn't get back to our wet season.

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  21. Love these signs. Good signs, you ask me. Bring on the Fall.

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  22. Love it. Love the list. Love how connected you are to all those things.. It seems like a particulalry hot summer and I have been counting the days for two months now... back then it was so long to go I more accurately went into a kind of denial. I don't like having to hide inside. Summer used to mean enjoying the outdoors and never wanting it to end. But Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas helped with that)

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  23. Hello, I love that picture of a lady melting. Is it possible for me to put it on my blog? Is it yours?

    Thank you!

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