Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Last Rose of Summer

I had a funny feeling that this would be the last one. I stopped, leaned over and sucked in that sweet scent. Everything that was once summer was packed inside that bloom: rose sherbert, perfect!

I hate when summer ends, fall comes and spoils all the fun! Who wants to get back into a schedule, who cares to go to bed as early as my kids' grandmother? And the beach...the sound of the waves crashing on the shore? There'll be no more of that.

But then, Autumn settles back in and I hear that lone screech owl in the trees at night. The harvest moon shines through my diamond window; there's a tinge of orange on the tips of the maples and a cool breeze wafting through my window. This weekend I had my first taste of fresh apple crisp and I thought about lighting a fire in the fireplace. But...I didn't. It was summer still.

But now? Well, now I'm bowing down to reality, giving up my denial and getting ready for those sweet Indian summer days. There's nothing like a long ride on a river with blazing colors in the background to put me in the mood for fall. I'll savor the warmth, spend a little more time outdoors and live in the moment forgetting, as best I can, that awful season that follows...that which will remain unnamed for now!

4 comments:

Smileyblueyes said...

This is the most beautiful time of year for us, here. The beach has the most delicious breeze and the water temp is just right for ending the fun of summer.
I like how you put this together....And although I don't have to tackle the 'yuk' of that un-named season, I do look forward to the changes of Fall. I always thought there was something so very seductive about a cool evening, full Harvest moon, and escaping out into the sounds of night when the creatures are not ready to quiet down. I love going on evening walks in the Fall. hmmm. Maybe it is just the lion in me....
-roooooaaaarrrrr......

gael lynch said...

You're making me want to move south, my dear friend!! Be careful! I've been giving myself a 'pass' in the evenings and not correcting papers at home...but it's starting to bottleneck, and that is truly what I hate most about this time of year!! Reality bites you in the butt!!

Smileyblueyes said...

That's Why I was so thrilled when I finished my grades...the last round...Hey, you can be my neighbor anytime!...you would love the sun, low taxes, and southern charm down here....
I am going to Sacred Heart on Oct. 2. Did I tell you that? Irene's Daughter is getting married... :)

gael lynch said...

You did not tell me that! Irene lives in SP? I wish I'd known sooner...now you've got me thinking. I'm 2 1/2 hrs. from there.

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