Labor Day – the unofficial end of summer. Meteorological autumn comes in a few weeks, but it is now time to put away those white pants and look forward to cooler weather.
The signs are everywhere:
- yellowing leaves in the trees,
- tall grasses bloomed out and fading in color,
- maroon colored pods on the sumac,
- crops ripening,
- green nuts turning brown,
- gold and purple wildflowers along the road,
- slanted sun rays,
- just “something in the air.”
The air is NOT cooler just yet – it’s very hot and muggy due to tropical storm Gordon traveling north. But it will come!
Once upon a time I encouraged my students to memorize a short poem each week and this was one of them – one of my favorites:
A road like brown ribbon
A sky that is blue
A forest of green
With that sky peeping through.
Asters, deep purple,
A grasshopper’s call,
Today it is summer,
Tomorrow is fall.
by Edwina Fallis
To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1