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.


Payton's mom said...

Even though I prefer the warmer weather and longer days of summer, there is just something about fall that is so nice. Maybe it's the smells, or the approaching holidays? But I know this year it's all about Donald coming home. :-)

Minnie and Mack said...

We love the fall! More time at the dog park and cooler weather for Mack.
Enjoy your fall.

Drools and licks,
Minnie, Mack and foster Mario

Payton's Gampy said...

Fall, while very beautiful, makes me sad because there are fewer days to golf and those days aren't very warm. At my age, warm is a good thing. Just like waking up on the top side of the ground!


Molly The Wally said...

Fall is a lovely time of year but we agree the darkness comes over so quickly. At least it is cooler. Thank you for visiting it seems ages since we have seen each other.
Best wishes Molly

A Day in the Life of Pugs said...

Mama loves Summer but we have to agree with Dad ... Fall is so much better! We get to play outside more because it's not so hot. And we get to take more rides in the car because it's not so hot! As long as Dad keeps grilling us some hotdogs and chicken we aren't complaining ...

Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster, Liberty & Whitney

stellaroselong said...

We loves Fall here noodles cos its not so hot espically this year! We can spend more time out on the porch to breathe real air and not air conditioning plus mom takes me for more stroller rides..
stella rose

Casey said...

I LOVE the fall! Momma gets in a really good mood with the weather, so we go on extra-long walks. We walk in the dark half the time anyway, so that doesn't phase us a bit. (Plus, mine, my sissy's, AND my momma's birthdays are all in the fall!!)

Anonymous said...

Yes the hot is going away here also, but walks are good anytime Mom or Dad take, Sun od dark.

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