So here it is, September first. There is no nip in the air, however. Unless 97 is considered nippy. Which I’m quite certain it is not. (I’ve noticed lately that I use the phrase “I’m quite certain” rather frequently. I haven’t decided whether it is annoying or not…)
This morning on the front stoop a black cat sat, watching the four deer eat all my plants. I would like to know why she didn’t scare off the deer. Yet there she sat…watching.
I stood there, looking out my window, staring at the deer, staring at me. It is strangely paralyzing to stand ten feet from a doe, with her staring at you, all the while chewing with fervor the delicate buds of your flowers. And yet I did. Perhaps the cat had the same strangely paralyzing feeling I did…
The Man, however, was not paralyzed, not even slightly. He threw open the door, at which the deer and the cat all flew off. When I complained, he said he wanted the deer to know that it was not a friendly yard. I said I am quite certain that they feel it is very friendly indeed, what with the spread of flowers and other delicacies of nature’s bounty we’ve laid out for them all summer long…
It is hard to believe that autumn is right around the corner. Last night The Man and I watched a little bit of college football. Even the sound of ESPN’s college football theme music can throw me into an autumn frenzy. Thoughts about Thanksgiving and menu-planning, wool sweaters, rosey-cheeked Christmas tree hunts, warm fires burning, leaves changing color and yes, college football, have been tip-toeing around up in my noggin for a few weeks now, even as I try to eek out the last of summer’s thrills. I can’t help it. I’m an Autumnmaniac.
But for today, we will revel in summer’s blessings, seeing as how it’s 97. So we’re going to pack up some lunch and head to the pool. We’ll come home, hang our towels on the deck (which I know is probably a violation of hoa rules and I don’t care), have some lemonade and watch the day wind down. We’ve noticed it getting darker earlier. I think it’s mother nature’s way of calming us down…telling us it’s time to settle in.
Enjoy your summery Wednesday, everyone!