rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,

Goodbye, Summer.

Most calendars list Monday as the first day of Autumn. Officially (but don't ask me who the officials are, or how they came to their decision) Summer ends in California at 21:55 Sunday, and thus today was its last full day. Sacramento is enduring temperatures over 100F, and it is only a bit cooler here in the mountains. This has been a most aggressive Summer and, clearly, it has not gotten the message about its demise, or is ignoring it. Though I am not in the habit of anthropomorphizing seasons, this time I make an exception. Summer of 2002 has been a blazing bitch. It has been the Genghis Khan of Summers. I could have done without it. I won't be sorry to see it go.

But now, for the season of blazing color, and withering leaves that crunch underfoot, the season of pomegranates and pumpkins, the season of ever-lengthening nights of (I hope) gentle rain dripping from the eaves. And, of course, the season of raking. Oh. Right. All that raking. Well, all right, no season is perfect. Anyway, I blame Summer for the leaves. If it hadn't been so damned hot, the trees wouldn't have had to grow so many of them. So, so long, Summer, and good riddance! Don't let the Equinox hit you in the ass on your way out!

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