Monday, September 17, 2012
Crisp, cool air is not welcome here.
There have been waves upon waves of joyful excitement crashing on the shore of the blogging sphere. What's the source of all this happiness? The imminence of autumn.
It's almost like you guys are competing over who loves pumpkin spice lattes the most!
But can I please break my silence on the subject and confess that while I do enjoy pumpkin spice lattes as much as the next blogger, I am not at all pleased to wave goodbye to summer?
It's nothing personal. Okay, scratch that. It's personal. I grew up in the tropics, and personally? Autumn offends me. Autumn brings cooler weather and after the cooler weather comes downright cold weather, and I want none of it!
None of it, I tell you!
I want bright sunshine and flip flops and sundresses. I want day trips to the river and lazy days at the pool. I want the sound of the ice cream man driving through the neighborhood (even if I can't afford his overpriced fudge bars).
I want wild flowers, snow cones, and bright blue skies.
Wait, hold the phone! Don't get mad at me!
I can say this for autumn: the leaves turn gorgeous, illuminating colors. Still, it's going to take me a few deep breaths to mentally prepare for the idea of shorter, colder days.
Oh, Autumn! You are so beautiful, yet so devastating.
(First photo by Michelle Tribe; second photo by Charlotta Wasteson)