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A Chill In The Air

Updated on October 2, 2011

Down The Back Of My Spine

A reminder that summer is leaving us and another season is taking over

Changing positions in with the relief pitcher when their team is down two to nothing

The direction of the game or this time the weather has taken a turn for a noticable difference

You might see a sudden change to the way it was but more often than not it keeps going further in the opposite direction

Reaching for a light jacket or even a sweatshirt

Feeling the same warmth from that blanket you tuck under at night

You see the leaves falling off the trees like popcorn in a popcorn popper

A little here a little there but everywhere you look a little more than before

The sky turns darker earlier and it feels like the world is closing in

Less time for daylight activities and all the outdoor fun

A time when we spend more time in the house staring at the t.v. and the computer as if they were filling the void

The emptiness that we have lost in the beauty of nature

What once was colorful and vibrant has become dormant and some what barren

Our minds are falling the same beaten path

A constant lack of energy as our bodies show emmenant signs

Our minds quickly searching for an answer

Coming up with a solution by turning to comfort foods to settle the growing termoil

Filling our bodies with warm soups an stews to pacify the inner child

As the heat of the sun is cooled off by a cross breeze that makes you sneeze

Could this be another sign

That colds and flu go frolicing by hand and hand

We slowly turn the knob in our cars from air conditioner to heat without notice

With the windows rolled up and the blast of a warm current of air hitting us in the face and chest

Almost accepting the unenevitable

Motionless as no words come out

Just another sigh as we take an early afternoon nap

Wondering how soon will it be with the air conditioners just taken out of the windows

Before the dial on the thermistat is turned up from off to 68 to 72 degrees

With more days of rain and the winter clothes boxes dusted off and opened

Trading in the bathingsuits, shorts and tank tops

Unpacking the winter thermals and the flannel sheets

Seeing the long shirts and sweaters fill the closets

The long pants and jackets fill up the extra space at the bottom

Now it is time to face the facts

Summer has left us and it won't be long before old man winter raises his head


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      Eiddwen I easily forget how the summer has come and gone like a rug pulled from under my feet.A touch of sadness and joy seeing what is gone but not knowing what is about to come.Thanx so much for your wonderful visit.

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      7 years ago from Wales

      Beautiful DREAM ON, I love anything to do with nature so this one was a treat .I vote up without a doubt and here's to many more to share on here.

      Take care


    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      Dim Flaxenwick I love all the seasons.Each so special and so different.Thanks for reading and sharing in natures wonderful beauty.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 

      7 years ago from Great Britain

      Beautiful rendition of the change of seasons.

      l love the way you see life.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      Movie Master Enjoy it while you can.Lucky you.Rain ,rain and more rain here.I can at least think of the sunshine you are having and that gives me a nice warm feeling all over.

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      Movie Master 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Dream On, this time last week I would have been with you 100 percent, but we are having a heatwave in the UK and suddenly we are back in our summer clothes and the summer quilt is back on the bed!!

      It's all very confusing!

      Best wishes.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      Cousin Fudd Hi cousin. I always say you can never have enough friends and family.I too love the change and it makes each season more special when they come and go.Please let me know when you have your first snow?I get so excited to see the pure white covering everything in sight.Thanx for spending time enjoying what nature brings to us without question.

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      Cousin Fudd 

      7 years ago

      Yes, fall is upon us and already snow mentioned in weather forecasts for the higher mountains here in WNC. I love the transition of seasons and each has advantages. The colorful trees of fall present art in Nature and soon the mountains here will become masterpieces few if any artist could capture in a painting on canvass.


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