It is autumn now, the rains have come and it is cool. I am not sure I will ever get used to the difference in seasons here. In Tennessee the hot and muggy days let me know it is time to return to school. Here the heat comes in April, May & 1/2 of June. Once the rains come about mid-June the temperature cools and by the time the kids get out for vacation in July I feel like summer has past us by. According to the school calendar next summer will be even shorter, 20 days shorter to be exact. It will be but a blink and then gone.
But today I look out my window. The clouds have dissipated and the sun is shining. In my yard flowers bloom & the garden is full of lettuce. I have to remind myself that it is autumn, for it seems so much like spring. As I look around, the deep red and firefly orange that in my mind symbolize this season are no where to be found. There are no leaves turning colors, nor floating to the ground. And yet summer has past and the kids have returned again to school and in my mind I imagine the Appalachian Mountains and long to behold their beauty.