How Quickly The Season Changes!

Hold on just a minute here!

The seasons come and go, but why so quickly?  In this Utah part of the Rocky Mountains, we joke that we have six months of Summer, and six months of Winter!  (It's no joke!)  Spring and Fall are shorter here.
The seasons come and go, but why so quickly? In this Utah part of the Rocky Mountains, we joke that we have six months of Summer, and six months of Winter! (It's no joke!) Spring and Fall are shorter here. | Source
It doesn't happen at once, but it happens so quickly!
It doesn't happen at once, but it happens so quickly! | Source
Soon enough the green grass will disappear beneath a coating of snow.
Soon enough the green grass will disappear beneath a coating of snow. | Source

Yes, I'm ready for Fall, but I didn't tell anyone, so how did they know?


We sweltered with 90 F. highs right on into September, and then someone threw the switch for Fall!

How is it that the seasons can change so abruptly?

By the end of this month we will have snow on top of Mt. Timpanogos, and on other mountains nearer Salt Lake City and Park City, Utah. With the snow in place then, the nights will turn chill.

The leaves on the mountains are already taking on the autumn foliage reminiscent of what New England expects to see in October, and the extraordinarily dry summer is already characterized now by thunderstorms and occasional showers.

If we were back in the days of Rome and Ancient Greece, we would think that stadiums full of tens of thousands of what today are football and soccer fans across the country, all shouting loudly (and groaning occasionally) might somehow have taken the place of our Native Americans' rain dances, in bringing back the gods with the missing moisture of Summer 2012!

So here we are, thankful for our open windows at night and temperatures in the upper 40's Fahrenheit, with breezes, and rumblings, and all.

And we know what is coming, and we welcome it.

I just wonder how it knew to get here when I never told anyone I have been waiting for it for months?

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Copyright 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

And just as quickly Fall will have become Winter.
And just as quickly Fall will have become Winter. | Source

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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

Lovely pictures...And as seasons change life goes on. And it does go faster everyday. Great hub..voted UP.


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peachpower 4 years ago from Florida

I love Park City, and I love your pictures. I wish someone would remind the great state of Florida that it is, in fact, September... and it's time to turn off the heater! Voted beautiful. Wish I had a tree that would change colors- here they go from green to green to brown. Or stay green. Sigh. :)


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

carol7777: "Sun up, sun down, swiftly flow the days. One season following another...." Great Broadway song in Fiddler On The Roof, and, yes, so true.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

peachpower: I hit the wrong box and deleted my own comment! In short: Floridians should realize it is September. It is Hurricane Season! Talk about quick changes in the seasons! Park City and The Olympic Park of the Romeny success, is a gem of a relatively small town. We spent a week there in late July to get away from the heat. One treat we have, here in the second driest state in the USA, is being within 500 miles of 50%+ of America's National Parks.


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Kate Mc Bride 4 years ago from Donegal Ireland

The photos in this are great.As you probably know,in Ireland we refer to Fall as Autumn and it has come very quickly here too after the warmer weather of Summer


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Interesting thoughts. Enjoyable read. Fall is very welcome. If only it would stay!


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Kate Mc Bride: One day I will experience Autumn in Ireland. My wife asked me where I might like to go on a long trip. My choice was Ireland. How short is Autumn, and when does it typically occur?


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Victoria Lynn: In contrast to where "It is six months of Summer and six months of Winter," I am looking for a place where it is "six months of Spring and six months of Fall/Autumn"!


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Kate Mc Bride 4 years ago from Donegal Ireland

Autumn usually starts in September and goes on until late November. By December it is Wintertime.Hope you enjoy your trip to Ireland when you come here.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Kate Mc Bride: I am sure we will. Please don't start fighting with each other again, it's not the Christian thing to do, as I am sure you know.

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