A Change in Seasons – The ‘Embers

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The ‘Embers are Upon us

 

The transition of seasons begin again with the coming of September.

 

When signs of luscious green leaves once drenched in sunshine and dew drops begin to crisp into golden and crimson hues of autumn as the air chills.

 

When lighter meal choices turn into to comfort cravings of warming soups and thickened stews.

 

We trade in our flip flops and light summer breezes in turn for cooler nights and sweaters, and fuzzy slippers, dug out from their boxed up hiding places now staples to defend the chill.

 

The birds no longer chirping, and the smell of mesquite bbq becomes a faded memory, gone into hibernation while the seasons transcend.

 

As the ’embers progress, soon goblins and pumpkins will change to turkeys, eventually, into Christmas decorations, as Jack Frost brings us a new year bearing slippery streets, red noses, and parkas.

 

January puts an end to the ’embers when I’ll once again visit and sift through summer wardrobe to prepare my escape from old man winter’s wrath.

 

Then the ’embers of September’s falling leaves , October’s pumpkins, November parties and December celebrations will have all been wrapped up for another season, as I get prepared to steal some temporary summer on the Pacific coast, and return hopeful that a new transition of spring will be on its way.

 

And the cycle repeats.

 

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53 thoughts on “A Change in Seasons – The ‘Embers

  1. Delightful Debbie … you’re not maudlin’ – but almost could be … wonderful descriptions … perfect as we are about to hit a cooler patch as the sun moves away for now … cheers Hilary

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  2. It’s hard to imagine cool breezes of autumn as we feel hurricane heat and humidity in Florida. Our cool days will come, but we have to wait until mid-October, something to look forward to! 😀

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  3. Yes, it’s that time again. How quickly summer goes. If only September and October could last longer and we could delay old man winter’s wrath…

    Love your descriptions and poetic musings on the season and the cycle of repetition. I think we find comfort in these cycles.

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    1. Hi LIs. Thanks, and agreed, only summer here took til July to release us from wearing jackets, and August wasn’t quite finished before it began feeling like fall. Seems a bit unfair we went from winter to summer. lost spring here years ago, now hoping we don’t go directly into winter! 🙂

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  4. Your winter is my summer and its flip flops all year… In fact I dont own proper shoes or boots any more.. But enjoy the colours of autumn they are so beautiful 👢😎💕

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  5. A beautiful poem for all seasons! 👌 Summer is my favourite and it’s sad to see it end – especially the flip flops! My feet always protest the transition to closed shoes. 😛 A winter escape would be heavenly.

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    1. I hear you Deb, we sure didn’t have it very long, since June was still cold. I hope we aren’t in for a brutal winter! At least I can look forward to February escape once the white stuff starts blowing. 🙂

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  6. So soon in Canada! Lovely description for a change we see not in the cacti and evergreen environs that surround us. Up north in New Mexico there are foliage changes should we wish to reminisce. We don’t miss raking leaves, LOL. 🙂

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    1. Well, I don’t have leaves to rake anymore, that’s a good thing. But since I was still wearing a coat and June, and began wearing sweaters in the evening by 3rd week August, I say we were severely ripped off, lol. 🙂

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      1. Hottest summer since we moved to New Mexico. Many days in the 90s–very unusual. Yes, read all about the climate crisis soon in the much-delayed Eagle Peak Annual.

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  7. I feel the same Debby, a short summer and hardly into autumn and the heating on already.. still there are get togethers to look forward to as you say… and my wellies are very fetching… your heart is warm enough to weather any storm…♥

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    1. You’re a doll Sal. And hmm, I want to see your fashionable wellies – I’ll show you mine if you show me yours! LOLOL ❤ So glad we can commiserate together about our chaotic weather. ❤ xx

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  8. Here in Florida, we have two seasons, summer and hurricane. We are currently at the height of the latter. It’s been years since I have been to an area where the leaves change. It’s so beautiful, but also the prelude to the harsh winters. I think I’ll stay in Florida for now. HUGS

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    1. Thanks Chuck. We used to have 4 seasons, now we 2, sometimes 3 – Mostly 10 months of winter with various degrees and maybe 2 months summer. I hope our fall lasts long this year, lol. Stay safe my friend. 🙂 ❤

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  9. Wow! What a lovely, heart-warming post Deb! Your images of Fall are beautiful reminders. Sea breeze has already cooled the days and trees are changing color. I love this season when each leaf turns into a flower.

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  10. Beautiful imagery! Still a bit green here where I am, but we always are awash with gold and burnt oranges late September-October. My favorite time of year. I like winter–during Christmas–and then I’m happy to go straight to spring. 🙂 And of course, how can you go wrong with summer?

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  11. That’s a beautiful and original expression of how the year flows for you, Debby! Can you believe that the leaves are already changing color in the Maritimes? Where has the summer gone? Again, Mark and I are shaking off the rain and trembling from the cold. Another September in Canada. The heat and humidity of Toronto a short two and a half months ago feels like a the extreme of a distant past! 🙂

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