8.25.2015

Saying Goodbye to Summer

A farewell to summer from Untethered Realms... how we really feel.


River Fairchild - 


Goodbye to summer. Goodbye to bugs. I’m tired of the heat and the endless sunshine. Hello cooler weather and leaves turning colors. Although I was happy to see you at the beginning of the season, you’ve overstayed your welcome. I’m fickle that way. Don’t take it personally. In the dead of winter I’ll be wishing for your return.


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Christine Rains -


Don't mind me if I try to push summer out the door. It already knows it's my least favorite of the seasons. The heat makes me wither and the sun burns my vampire-like skin. Sure, my kid likes to swim and he looks so cute in his mask. But even he is asking for snow already. Sorry Summer, but if you bring some mild weather next year and a ton of sunblock, we'll talk.

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M. Pax -



As the evening shadows grow longer with more of a golden hue, I'm not sorry. Summer is my least favorite season. I don't care for heat. It aggravates my carpal tunnel and my skin. Yet the season is usually filled with stars and gleeful memories of time out of doors. So I don't mind its short stay in Central Oregon (usually no more than 8 weeks).

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Ellie Garratt -


I'm not a fan of hot weather, so summer is my least favourite season. Heat rash. Higher humidity. Pollen allergies. Give me autumn any day. But I do love the longer days and summer flowers, so it isn't all bad.

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Julie Flanders -

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The end of summer is always a happy time for me. No more being embarrassed at how pale and ghostly I look in shorts. No more humidity making my hair look like I stuck my finger in a socket. No, instead it's time for autumn, by far my favorite time of the year. Hello fall foliage, hello crisp temperatures, hello football and hello Halloween. Goodbye, summer. Don't let the door hit you on the way out. 
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Gwen Gardner -



Bye Bye, Summer. You're beautiful, but...
...you have outstayed your welcome. It's way too hot in August/September and here in California we're in the middle of a drought. I'm doing my part by doing dishes in a dishpan and throwing the water out on the plants. Same with the shower. I catch the extra water in a bucket that would have gone down the drain and water the outside plants. We're expecting an El Nino come winter (a heavy rain system). But first, come on autumn! I love everything about autumn, especially Halloween. And hot chocolate. And sweaters. And Fall programming. 

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Angela Brown -



Summer, Summer, Summertime...
My darling Summertime... you entered the arena of my life bringing heat, heat and more heat. You weren't as bad as some Summertimes before, but yeah, you certainly let us know that you were here. And please don't take it personal that I'm glad you aren't here to stay.

It's not you, it's me and my low tolerance for high heat. I'm ready for autumn's cool breezes and nature's display as many trees change from their plain green gear to a colorful array of unmatched beauty.

So as I greeted you with my favorite summer song that puts this time of year into a cool, casual and relaxing perspective - despite your heat - I send you off with that song. Take it away DJ Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith :-)
 

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Misha Gerrick -

Feeling a bit left out here. I live in the Southern Hemisphere, so I'm saying hello to summer. But first, spring! (My favorite season.)



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Cathrina Constantine -

I adore summer and hate to see it vanishing before my eyes. Here in Buffalo the warm season is extremely short and we must cherish each day. Lately, our cold, harsh winters seem to drag on endlessly.

But, on the bright side, my favorite season is Autumn!! I LOVE the changing of leaves, visiting our local Cider Mill with homemade fry cake donuts. And inhaling the fresh crispy scent makes me happy.

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Jeff Chapman -

So long summer. So long blistering heat. Anything over 80 is unbearable. So long mosquitoes. May the blood you've stolen freeze in your gut. So long lawn mowing. Although the mini-black forest I've planted in the back yard is bearing fruit, ie grass doesn't grow in the shade. No, summer is not my favorite season. But hark, glorious autumn is almost upon us. Peaches are ripe for the harvest. Tomatoes are turning luscious shades of red (my favorite color). Cabbages are thickening. Pumpkins are expanding. Apples are on their way. Chilly nights and crisp mornings will soon grant us comfortable slumber. Thanks for the sunshine, summer. You did help the garden grow. See if you can do something about the bugs next year.

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Catherine Stine -

Ready to put on the fall mantle

Cat sculpture at the Rock Store in Cape Cod
I used to dislike summer. The heat, the long days that can have an aimless quality... but now that I teach part time during the school semesters I get more writing done in the summer. I look forward to it - in fact, depend on that time to write. Plus, this summer I attended a whole bunch of book cons, which contribute to my commitment to writing. I also attend a weeklong writing retreat in Cape Cod. That said, I do like fall weather a lot. And fresh apples, and mums and Halloween! I'll just have to really boundary off my writing time and try to take full advantage of it.

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Cherie Reich -

*sings* So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, good night!

Although I rather dread the days of snow and ice, I'm not overly fond of the high temperatures, plethora of bugs, and storms summer brings. Bring on the cooler nights, sweaters, football, and hot chocolate!

60 comments:

  1. How nice to hear from rather a lot of kindred spirits.
    I loathe and detest the sweaty season and do my very best to turn into a troll and only come out at night.
    The other seasons are all welcome. Sadly the tired harlot summer usually arrives early and lingers. Spring starts here next week (and has been flirting with us already. I sadly fear the other one will push her way in a fortnight later.

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    1. EC - I do hope you enjoy a longer bit of spring before summer pushes her way into your life!

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    2. We had a longer than usual summer here. Now it's filled with smoke.

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    3. LOL about turning into a troll, EC. :D

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    4. Hahahaa...the troll comment hit my funny bone too!!!!

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  2. I love how most of you aren't fond of the heat. Like Misha, I also live in the Southern Hemisphere and we are saying goodbye to winter:( Soon, to have a hot summer.

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    1. Murees - I think we should vote for longer springs and falls, no matter what hemisphere we live in! :)

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    2. We didn't have much winter in 2015. It's usually our longest season.

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  3. Seems like a lot of us love the fall. Leaf party!!! :)

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    1. Christine - The fall colors are gorgeous, aren't they?

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    2. We get awesome Indian Summers here. So I do like fall.

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    3. Yes, I think we all agree on Fall. Did you know that's the only season that has two names?

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    4. I had no idea, Cathrina. That's because it's so awesome! I love fall colors.

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  4. Like many of the above, my biggest gripe is the bugs!

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    1. And the bugs were really bad this year. Add on top of that the new super ticks! *shudders*

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  5. I was surprised to find that, like me, most of you dislike summer but love fall. I guess that's why I feel at home here.

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    1. Jeff - I don't like extremes on either end, but I'll take the cold of winter over the bugs!

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    2. I feel like it's easier to get warmer than get cooler.

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    3. Yes! You can add more layers, but naked is naked. ;)

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    4. Jeff I was surprised so many of you agreed with my view of summer too! I always feel like the odd person out on this issue. Nice to find some kindred spirits!

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    5. Naked is Naked...right! Hahaa....I'm getting my laughs out tonight.

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    6. And I thought Jeff just liked the dinosaur jokes! ;)

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  6. So we're all Fall people. Awesome. I did so love summer as a child, though. The whole summer off from school. Running around in bathing suits. Swimming. Boogie Boarding at the beach. Camping. Sunburns. Scratch that last one.

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    1. Gwen - It's funny how summer brings a totally different feeling to childhood!

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    2. I remember too. I don't know how I survived without air-conditioning growing up!

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  7. I like pretty much all the seasons the same, but particularly love spring because it's so pretty. :-)

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    1. Misha - Spring and fall are both beautiful... and moderate!

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    2. Spring is my least favorite season. Because it's wet and muddy, at least here it is. But I do adore the freshness and the budding flowers!

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  8. Hi All you bloggers from Untethered Realms ... I think you should move to good old England - we don't do badly and we had some decent summer suns ... as well as rain - the land needs it ... I know we talk about the weather ... but now you know why!! Today it's cooler (much) and damp and drizzly, yesterday we had storms ... and a Belgian blogger thanked me for sending them over!!!

    Cheers - all seasons have their good and bad points ... I love my skirts ... don't fancy lots of clothes - so I hope our end of summer comes with a good dose of Indian attached ... loved reading your ideas though .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Hilary - I'd love to live in England! Such a beautiful country. :)

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    2. True, Hilary. All season have good and bad points. And I'd love to visit England.

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    3. I'd love to live in England too!

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  9. I'll miss the smoldering asphalt, the blistering heat, the boiling puddles after a hot rain, the smoking furnace that is my backyard.
    Who am I kidding? Where I live, we've still got another TWO months of summer!

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    1. Dedward - What? You don't like being slow-roasted? ;) Hope your summer gets a little shorter.

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    2. Cook me, baby. Throw me in a vat of boiling something.

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  10. I'm with Cathrina here - I have grown to love summer. And tolerate the heat. In fact, I'm headed off to the Asbury Park beach tomorrow for a couple more days of ocean swimming. It's also the setting of the historical fantasy I just finished writing.

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    1. Catherine - It seems the more northern people (short summers, long winters) appreciate summer more than the southern climes with the opposite timetable. Six months of hot summer is a drag!

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    2. Finally!! Someone likes summer! Enjoy the beach Catherine!!!

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    3. River, very true. Cathrina, I'm having a blast.

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  11. Spring used to be my favorite season, but as I grow older, it's become autumn. Both seasons are beautiful. Summer was better as a kid since we got time off from school. Now there is too little time off from the ol' day job. Heh.

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    1. Cherie - Yeah, no time to sit in a field of flowers or walk along the railroad tracks, things I remember doing as a kid.

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    2. So what I'm hearing here in the comments is that companies need to give employers summer breaks so they can enjoy it again! :)

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  12. Not a fan of summer. I live in Texas. We get 100 plus weeks with humidity and it really sucks. I can't wait until fall rolls around, but as it is... still warm as heck here :(

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    1. I don't think I would ever make it in Texas. Yikes! The humidity here in Ohio is enough to send me to the insane asylum by the time we get to August.

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    2. Madilyn - Heat plus humidity is the worst, especially when it lasts as long as it does in Texas.

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  13. I enjoy summer. Since I'm in Michigan, the heat isn't that bad, and if it is, it's only for, like, a week. But we also don't get any of the awesome thunderstorms everyone else gets. It's so not fair.

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    1. Patricia - The awesome thunderstorms are only awesome when they're a novelty. Daily doses get rather tiresome!

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    2. We had a real beauty while on vacation at the beach. Lightning and thunder rolled over the lake and lit up the cottage!

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    3. The thunderstorms keep missing us in lower Indiana this year. I love the big rains, but we've just been getting showers this summer.

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  14. In winter I can bundle up and look like that small kid from A Christmas Story but I feel warm and happy. In summer I can take all my clothes off, still feel the heat, sweat where I shouldn't, burn from the sun, get bitten on by bugs, burn people's eyes out from the horror and be arrested by the police. Needless to say I keep my clothes on and complain. Give me fall, winter and spring any day. A perfect summer's day is no humidity and the temperature at 75F. I also love storms

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    1. Birgit - You put all my exact thoughts together in one paragraph! Now I'm suffering from brain drain... Really. I need at least one thought back in order to function... ;)

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  15. This makes me so sad.
    I don't want summer to end yet.
    Fall is my favorite season, and it brings awesome stuff, but then winter comes and I hate that season so very much.

    Heather

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    1. Heather - Maybe we could request fall year round? :)

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  16. It's a love-hate relationship between summer and me this year. Gwen and I are here to tell you we need everyone to do a rain dance for us.

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    1. Lee - It'd be nice if the rain could evenly spread out and share.

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