Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Approaching summer's end

Red sky reflection
Summer must be almost over. Here I thought I had one more week of adventure camp after this one, and instead I find that tomorrow’s camp is the last one for the year. If camp is over, summer’s end can’t be far behind. I am fine with this as long as the upcoming fall lasts "forever."

On some level, I know that summer is not yet over and will in fact officially last another six and half weeks. Theoretically, summer weather can now last more or less through the end of September. This is a far cry from the days of my youth when you started school a few days after Labor Day in fall clothing. It was a big deal to have summer weather last through the first week of school so we could wear summery clothing instead for a few days. No longer, of course. Now, you wouldn’t even have to buy fall clothing until after school starts, let alone before.

But still, the end of camp is a sure sign that the end of summer, official or otherwise, isn’t far away.

This morning I had another red sky sunrise, which at the time I thought was odd since the last forecast I heard didn’t include the possibility of bad weather. However, I soon learned that the forecast now includes thunderstorms and showers, which certainly seems likely since the sunrise warned me about that before I heard the forecast.


biobabbler said...

When I saw that post title I thought, "You can't live anywhere near me." We've still got LOTS of summer, but you make a great point: October really marks the end of crazy heat, so I'd better make sure I don't whine about the heat (esp. since it's <100F lately) and appreciate the goodies that come along with summer while they're here. =)

Sharkbytes said...

I'm not thinking about end of summer yet. I have too many things I want to do!