You are early this year. But never mind, the daylight is getting shorter, and the leaves are hinting at their true colors, there are Mammoth Sunflowers, and the fences are covered with morning glories, goldenrod, bursting into golden plumes....and the carefully tended pumpkin vines, wither as the great green pumpkins turn into orange globes, tomatoes hang so heavy on the vine that the vine withers under their weight. Before long there will be a wisp of smoke in the air, and even blankets to warm ourselves, under after a day of apple picking.
Thinking back to a time when shortly after Labor Day we returned, most of us very reluctantly to school. Wearing our new clothes and new shoes that gave us blisters, because we had been barefoot for most of the summer. There to meet new friends and catch up with old ones. Discuss the teachers we hated and why. We grimaced our way through the first few weeks, but as the weather got colder, it wasn't so bad. It was something to do. I lamented the lost freedom, the chance to roam around the hills gathering fossils, berries, or nothing at all, except for memories. Then the first snows fell. And I was waited for Spring.
Later I sent my own off to school, I remember thinking, even saying that "This is the day you go out to join the world." And hoping I done a good enough job.
I relish the changing seasons and consider myself lucky to live where I can enjoy them. But if I am being honest, they could all be a bit longer, except for winter, which should be the very shortest of all.
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