Fond farewell

I have a confession and I'm ashamed to admit it because it goes against everything I normally stand for.

I'm dreading fall. There, I said it.

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It's funny, because under normal circumstances I'd say it was my favorite season. I love knitting socks, snuggling under woolly blankets, apple picking, wearing thick tights, drinking hot cider and collecting leaves. But for some reason I just can't let go of summer this year.

All I want to do is sit in the shade and eat peaches, forever and ever. Summer, please don't go. I miss you already and you haven't even left yet.

31 comments:

  1. All I want to do is wear linen and flip flops and drink cold glasses of white wine. I have no shame.

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  2. Just write it out loud! Cause I do agree with you. In my wonder world I could live with summer 24/7. No snow, no spring, no fall. Just summer summer summer with sunshine.

    Glad to have met my soulmate ;-)

    Marit
    Norway

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  3. We didn't even get a summer this year in the UK. I'm just looking forward to whatever's next (as long as it's not more rain). x

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  4. ...Me too. Usually I embrace the autumn leaves, the arrival of pumpkins, the shorter days, etc...but not this year for some reason. It just doesn't seem like we had much of a summer due to the cool weather and besides, when the trees lose their leaves - I can see my neighbors. :o/

    ...Blessings... :o)

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  5. I am so not ready for summer to end. Not yet...please just a little longer.

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  6. I am with you - this has been a spectacular summer on the west coast of Canada - I would love it to last another month at least!

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  7. our fall in texas is like your summer, so.....i have to admit that i'm ready for a change! although, it is easier to hide from the neighbors with a canopy of leaves around....
    however, stick me in the shade with a bowl full of peaches and i might be convinced to sit a spell..

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  8. I totally agree with you. Fall has always been my favorite season, but I am also wanting to hold on to these last moments of sunshine.

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  9. hahah I understand the feeling.....

    but this year, I am ready for fall.

    wooly socks, apple picking and all!

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  10. Yes, I agree. Probably because this summer has been so mild. Not too many absolutely freakishly humid days. Long live summer

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  11. I don't understand! I'm so unbelievably excited for autumn!!!

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  12. Yes.
    I'm depressed because a bit of a cold front came through our area...and I actually had to wear a sweater to work.
    I already notice the evenings are getting dark earlier.
    I try. I really do. I think of snuggling and leaves, and....
    DARK. COLD. SICKNESS. WITHDRAWING.
    If we were smart like the animals and really hibernated, then it would make sense.
    Bleh...
    No, summer is sacred. Always has been...

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  13. Don't get me wrong folks. I live for sweaters. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love chilly nights. Apples are the best.

    I'm just finally coming to associate fall with impending doom. City winters have ravaged my soul for 7 years and my girlish enthusiasm don't bounce back like it used to.

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  14. I agree. I really love summer and I didn't get to experience as much of it as I wanted.

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  15. but think of all those lovely twinkle lights
    snow in the park
    deciding just which of the favourite scarves to wear
    and snuggling up in happy hibernation

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  16. Oooh, I'm totally with you here! I was considering maybe running to the seaside again yesterday...but today, as predicted, it's cold with occasional showers. But summer is not over yet, I can feel it!

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  17. I wish I could tell you that you'll love winter but mine was FREEEEAZING so just hope you ease into fall haha. It's spring here now and to be honest i'm just excited about not having to wear socks to bed!

    Ayesha

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  18. my sentiments exactly...(though i am a sucker for hot apple cider).

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  19. I'd really love to eat peaches while snuggling under a wooly blanket. If only..!

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  20. You had an incredibly rewarding summer. Do you think this is the reason that you don't want to let go of it?

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  21. Yeah, I'm freaking out about losing the peaches too. This was the first weekend out of the last four when I didn't get my lazy ass to the farmers market for peaches and I'm already regretting it.

    PS - If you want a little more summer, it's freaking hot down here. Come visit.

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  22. I think it's because this year, summer in new york didn't really start until the end of july. It's been a short season. But I'm can't help but crave for a carved pumpkin so soon!

    x
    Jess.

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  23. That's funny because down here in the southern hemisphere I'm dreading summer

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  24. Oh WOW, this is so clever - you have the most gorgeous site here and I had to stop by to leave this comment for you – and to say hello of course ! Your posts are creative and original and you have interesting pictures. It's all perfect ! Thank you for sharing your site and best wishes.... and yes, I'm dreading it too - but only because we've had no summer at all over this side of the pond and it's too early for cold weather again

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  25. I can totally relate to your sentiments. I love summer! And fall in Maine is beautiful, but then... the long, hard winter sets in.

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  26. I was dreading fall, too, up until I had a bite of my first fresh Fuji apple this weekend. Now I'm kind of psyched!

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  27. I admittedly think this is absolutely the best time of year because the days can feel even better than summer ... not so wretchedly hot and sticky. Plus the mornings are so fresh, it makes you feel like anything you want to do, you can. Ahhh...Then the nights... all these wonderful nights make you sleep soundly and dream peacefully.

    Yeah... i know, i know... I can say all this because of my health and injuries force me to not be able to work (Blessing and burden!)

    I'm feeling so obnoxiously fortunate to be alive, to fully enjoy this precious time... instead of wishing away what is or dreading what is to come.... be it surgery or poverty!

    I'm simply so grateful to be alive.
    I'm glad you are alive too!!!!!!
    You enrich our lives with your honesty, eye and perspective.

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  28. That sounds so cool. You made such a very beautiful post. Love it!!!

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  29. I'm glad to hear that you like summer season because we are the same. LOL!!!

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