Monday, August 30, 2010

Reminder


As far as I know, it is still Summer here in the Northeast.
It is August.
The temperature is in the 80's. Every day.
My kids are not in school. Yet.
The katydids are still making a ruckus.
The tennis club is still busy.

And although I am aware that Autumn is just around the corner...
 I am resentful of a certain, lone, Japanese Maple in our neighborhood.
Yes,
Resentful.
Of a tree.
Why?
Because way ahead of time and due to the extremely hot weather/draught we have had this Summer,
The tree has turned. It is a bright, gorgeous, golden orange.
And even though it is in a sea of still, VERY green oak trees, it is a constant reminder of what is to come...

6 comments:

The Preppy Pre-Med said...

I'm holding onto summer as long as I can! The second I set foot on campus, I noticed an alarming number of people seriously dressed for fall. Like, sweaters, scarves, boots. It's 90 degrees out...they're seriously depressing me.

Ronda said...

What a beautiful photo. As much as I love summer, and never want it to end, this year I'm actually looking forward to Fall. I don't even remember having Spring this year! I am, however, not looking forward to going back to work next week!
XOXO

Jenny from Chicago said...

Damn tree!

Formerly known as Frau said...

Leaves are falling here, drought is fooling them all! Pretty colors and I'm so ready for fall.

Sis Beth said...

Hi hope you are good. Call me and update me on if you have placed the order for the pillows, rug and ottoman yet. I think you need my credit card number. I know it is crazy busy at your house etc... if you have a min. love to all

Juli Ryan said...

I stopped by from Suzy's. The end of summer is so sad. And why does time keep going faster? Stupid tree.