September sadness going on.

I have to say goodbye  to this …

Not that I dislike autumn.

It’s a stunningly beautiful time of year on the Island.

The hazy, soft, somnolence of summer disappears.

The sky turns to deep, endless blue,

the evenings shine  with a wonderful, rich, golden radiance,

and the autumn sunset?

a breath-taking performance – vivid and extravagant.

October ushers in the changing of the leaves –

like an artist has gone wild with his palette

gold ochre, burnt sienna, vermilion red,

chocolate brown, burgundy, saffron.

Oh, and the air …

I wish I could bottle it for you.

It’s like an energizing tonic – crisp and exhilarating.

I do love autumn

but

you’ll have to excuse me

if I’m a bit melancholy …

summer and I are such good friends

It’s hard to say goodbye.

11 thoughts on “just a little . . .

  1. I promise to soak up summer down here for you!

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  2. violet says:

    I know – me too. The calendar/journal that I use to keep track of my life has a wonderful quote on this week’s page: "Everything in life, I have come to conclude, is about 15 minutes too long. Except for summer — summer never begins early enough and always ends too soon" – Peter Gzowski (1934-2002 – remember him?)We’re having a wonderful interlude of Indian summer and I’m wishing it would go on for about another month – or two!(Thanks for dropping by my blog btw 🙂

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  3. "summer and I are such good friendsIt’s hard to say goodbye."I love these lines–I feel the same way. Summer is my "kindred spirit" season! I always feel a little September sadness too.~Jeanne

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  4. Carol says:

    Oh it sounds so wonderful! I hate to see winter coming too.

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  5. Susanne says:

    p.s. tagged you for a blogging meme.

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  6. Lana G! says:

    Oh I hear you! Enjoy the remaining moments!

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  7. We missed out on our one-week-each-year at the lake in the North Woods of Wisconsin and I feel absolutely bereft of summer already without my slow week of lake and its summer farewell. This year I must find my restoration in the beauty of the autumn–it’s sights and smells.

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  8. Lovella says:

    oh .. but I love a chance to redecorate for the new season .. your redo is gorgeous. . .as it usually is. Enjoy your farewell. .

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  9. Susanne says:

    If I had a lovely ocean to swim in I’d probably hang onto the last of summer too. But I’m very ready for fall.

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  10. ellen b says:

    Yes I can understand the melancholy for such a beach lady as yourself…

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  11. Home Again says:

    I hear you, but we don’t have that warm water, so I have to wait two more months till I enjoy real warm water.I can just see you squeezing out every drop.I’ve been squeezing out as many bike rides as I can.It can’t get better than this.

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