And I have a yard full — FULL — of fallen leaves to prove it and that bad boy in the photo above has only dropped a quarter of its leaves.
The weather has finally changed from happy sun-filled summer to chilly, dreary, damp autumn.
And it makes me feel like…. blecch!
It’s taking longer for the sun to appear in the morning, and it’s diving beneath the horizon much sooner. I don’t like it. I’ve never liked autumn. It reminds me that winter will soon be here and be here for a long long stretch. Autumn is disappointing. I know people love watching the leaves change colour, enjoy the crisp afternoons and the smell of hint o’ winter in the air. I, on the other hand, see the dying and dead leaves, and the mess they create, the crummy chill makes me feel miserable, and my allergies become unbearable.
It also reminds me that this is the end of another year. No more new spring grass, no fluffy green leaves on the trees, no cute baby critters and birds. Gone is the sense of newness and the long wonderful days of summer heat and sun.
Nope. All gone. Autumn is the season of the old, the decrepit, and the dead.
So, I today I am mourning the death of summer. I’ve decided to remember and mourn it by playing this Youth Group video “Forever Young”, and sulk.