Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The LONG and SHORT of It
The shadows are getting LONGER and longer now that summer is on the way out. I noticed this last week when the weather was still a little warm and I was outside in the early evening. Where all summer the sun was high and the air still warm, now the sun was drifting lower on the horizon and there is a sea breeze cooling off the heat of the day.
Our frequent barbecues are becoming less frequent as the days become SHORTER. Who, other than ME, wants to begin cooking at 4pm to make sure there is enough light to BBQ by? Not the adults in my house. The result - less barbecue and less of that delicious barbecued flavor on the veggies and chicken. I can still imagine how good it all tastes.
I like the crispness of the FALL. I can take walks in the middle of the day because it is cooler and the distance of the sun to the earth is LONGER. I can tell that even when it is a warm day there is a layer of coolness that just was not there before. The sun FEELS more distant to me. I loves loves loves it, though, because, frankly, I do NOT like hot sidewalks and burning tootsies.
But sometimes my evening walks are SHORTER because the darkness arrives too soon. All three adilt HUMANS in the house work so evening walks are hard to manage ANY WAGS. So now, they are coming in the DOOR and the sun is almost gone. Usually that means a swift walk to the end of the block and back.I don't blame them. It feels later than it is to me too.
With the FALL, I have noticed, are some interesting new smells and sounds. I look forward to the change.