~by Susi Pittman
August 24, 2015: Goodbye Summer!
The approach of each season stirs the positive fancies of what is to come, and its departure leaves you with a rush of memories, both good and not so good.Goodbye to summer cookouts by the pool Goodbye to early sunrise coffee and fresh mowed grass Goodbye to the young cardinals born and raised in the backyard Goodbye to cloudless days, hot sun and the smell of coconut tanning oil Goodbye to impromptu walks that go nowhere and summer naps Goodbye to the vacation funny faces on the Smart phone Goodbye to fresh summer veggies from the garden Goodbye to river tubing and that not-a-care-in–the-world feeling .
Goodbye to mosquitos that swarmed me at night like locusts Goodbye to the hot, hot heat of the midsummer sun Goodbye to the lightning storms and their damage Goodbye to the oppressive Florida humidity Goodbye to the litany of car troubles Goodbye to the injuries that plagued my daughter Goodbye to a backed-up septic tank on a hot day Goodbye to going to bed with daylight outside
Hello Fall! Welcome, cooler days and being able to stargaze into a crystal clear night without slapping myself silly. How I look forward to your gentle approach as your artistic mastery begins to show in the leaves of the forest. Welcome Fall! Let me embrace you with all my dreams of what I hope you to be.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Susi Pittman is founder of CatholicStewardsofCreation.com and Owner-President of Twin Oaks Publishing; she is author of Animals in Heaven? Catholics Want to Know!; an advocate for the Florida Catholic Conference; a member of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Council of Women in Jacksonville, Florida; an Associate of the Sisters of St. Joseph, St. Augustine;a member of the Florida Publishers Association, Independent Book Publishers Association, the National Association of Professional Women, the ASPCA, the Humane Society of the United States and the National Audubon society.
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