Thursday, July 07, 2016

The cycle continues

I waited later to walk this evening. The shadows were growing longer, but the wind, which had blown all day, apparently got tired and moved off to the east.

Even under the shade of the giant oak and hickory, there was no relief from the heat pressing down on my skin. I'm glad I suited up in old work shorts and a tee shirt because a few minutes after I started walking I was drenched (probably too much information) but I walked on.

Down behind the barn, I came upon a heart-shaped leaf that had fallen from a sumac bush. It's one of those bushes that likes to get a jump on the seasons it leafs out early in spring, but apparently, it thinks autumn is coming soon.

It wasn't that long ago that I talked about the changing seasons and the arrival of spring. But if sumac is a harbinger of a change, that  means autumn is on the way.

The cycle continues.


  1. I'm not ready for autumn so I hope that leaf is jumping the gun.

  2. I'll take an early autumn any day! Summer is not my friend.

    Thanks, Rick, for the ISS information. Accessed their site, look forward to seeing one of those times!

  3. WAIT!! I'm not done with summer yet.

  4. The leaf is just kidding.

  5. Due to the heat we've had some leaves falling here too. Nothing ever stays the same and yes, the cycle will continue. As I'm mopping the sweat from my brow, I'm thinking I should be very thankful it is not winter...but it too will come.

  6. It was me that was about falling yesterday. I was drenched also, as I set up the coach at a camp site here in Florida.
    Ok, Joeh and Lisa are cute! '-)

  7. The heat this year has been overwhelming. I felt it was going to be a hot summer because the last two were mild. I don't like it and will be happy when it cools down.

  8. Anonymous3:40 PM

    I am sitting at my computer sweating; summer is NOT my favorite season!!

  9. Yeah for Autumn! The heat can go far far away.

  10. Thanks for this early reminder, all good things must come to an end, sigh.

  11. Yeah Autumn!! I am ready!!!


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