Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Unofficial End of Summer Is Here

This evening is the last beach concert of the Summer. It's flown by more quickly with quite a few were cancelled because of storms.

I know Summer seemed short this year and figuratively, because of the weather, it was. And while I like Summer because of my gardening (especially towards the end because aside from watering there isn't much to do and I can enjoy the blooms) but I LOVE LOVE LOVE Autumn and I'm already getting excited!!!

6 comments:

Lit and Life said...

I've got to get some fall flowers planted. I had to zap the gardens that had all the fall stuff because I couldn't get this creeping vine to stop taking everything over.

M.J. said...

Why are so many bloggers aying goodbye to summer?!?! We still have almost a month left, thank you very much!

Jo said...

Lisa, I was so sad when I left the nursery today empty-handed! While I'm not for Mums yet (we still have a chance of good heat which will kill Fall Mums), I did want the Brown Eyed Susans, some pink-ish Cone Flowers, some Blanket Flowers and a new Sedum... Sigh...

You are very correct M.J.! Seems to me when you live on the coast like we do, in a 'tourist-y' area, you mark periods of time with 'unofficial start of summer' and 'unofficial end of summer' because so many of us dread tourist season and are so happy when it ends, LOL! (And I love Fall so I've no problem saying "Goodbye" to Summer asap, accept for the weekly beach concerts!)

Cindy said...

Living in Arizona now, I am always more homesick in the Spring and Fall....End of summer?? We are having another heat wave here and it topped about 117 today! Geez, that doesn't lead to getting excited about pumpkins, mums and all the other fall 'funs'!

Sydney said...

I enjoy autumn as well, but really given our cool weather this summer, I feel like we've been cheated out of summer a little bit. Today it's cloudy skies, sweatshirts, and jeans. Good weather for baking, but it feels like since it's August we should be able to soak up the last bit of summer.

Jo said...

I know what you mean Cindy. The last 2 years I've been sweating while putting up Fall/Halloween and Christmas decorations. Just not natural and didn't put me in the mood at all.

Syndey, I only feel a little cheated because some of my garden didn't grow or grow well because of the unseasonably cool & wet Spring into Summer, but I hate heat and humidity so otherwise I've been happy.