Monday, August 30, 2010
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.
Of a tree.
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...