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I am not ready yet!

(Minerva) #1

Yesterday I noticed the first yellowish leaves on a tree outside my window. The air is a little chilly. It gets dark from 9pm. From 11pm a few weeks ago.

I love autumn colors and the season and I’m fully aware it always comes after August…but not just yet! I have enjoyed a wonderful summer and warm weather a few days in a row, which is so rare in Scotland. I’m not ready yet. I wish time could just stay still for a few days or weeks…

(Margaret Jackson) #2

I’m different, but then I’m further south in Cheshire. I find summer heat distressing so I welcome the first yellow leaves and the nip in the air. We put the cooler unit that we have in the living room away last night, breathing a sigh of relief that the hot days are over! I’m looking forward to wearing cardigans and jumpers again, and the drawing in of the evenings entices me to go out and watch the bats flying around our houses which I enjoy. It also means the end of noisy smelly barbecues and the noise of some of the neighbours who sit out till all hours when it’s hot. I’m embracing the turn of the seasons with anticipation. Bring it on! :smile:

(Eileens Craft Studio) #3

ohhh we were on the train from Camberley to Reading on Saturday evening and noticed some of the of the sycamore’s on the track side their lower leaves were turning yellowish.

(Sara Leigh Thornton) #4

I’m way down on the South coast and it’s definitely getting towards autumns here - there’s a nip in the air in the mornings, the leaves are starting to turn, and my bunnies have all moulted ready for their winter coats!

(Deborah Jones) #5

Cool enough to have to put the heater on in my shed this morning.
Can smell autumn on the air - do love it but it does seem to have come around too soon.

(Minerva) #6

In spring, I like observing the trees everyday and see which one will have leaves first, which one will be next and how green they will get…that seems so long ago. Now I have to watch how not-so-bright-green the color will get every day :frowning:

(Minerva) #7

I see…yeah I would imagine colder weather will bring you some peace and quiet. There is something about the season and its quiet that I love. Especially the long walks close to nature with cosy clothing, but not covered up with your fingers being cold even with gloves.

(Birdandmonkey) #8

I love the weather that let’s you wear hats, gloves and scarves, lucky as I live in North Wales, only get about 2 weeks of summer!

(Debbie Gill) #9

I’ve really enjoyed the good run of summer weather (I’m also in Scotland) and last night was the first in a while that I’ve needed a hot water bottle at bedtime! Normally I like autumn and everything it involves so I will try to embrace it’s approach but I don’t like the chilliness that comes with it!

(Peonyandthistle) #10

I noticed it in Glasgow too! It’s far too early!!! Let’s have another wee bit of sunshine, please…

(Pauline Hayward) #11

I’m hoping we are going to get the warmth back for a little longer. Our daughter is getting married in 7 weeks time and I certainly don’t want it to be cold then. Lets hope we have an Indian summer. I remember last year when we went to see the venue which was in October, it was a glorious day so hoping for a repeat of that.

(Hazel Rayfield) #12

I am not ready for no sunshine either, but here in the South East today it is much cooler, even needed a thin jacket this morning, the breeze was very cool :smile:


(Karen Ellam) #13

I’ve also noticed a subtle change over the past week or two. By 9pm its almost dark :open_mouth: and there’s definitely a nip in the air when I get up in a morning.
I don’t particularly enjoy the heat of summer but I love hanging out the washing to dry and these lovely bright days have also been great for photography. It won’t be long before we are struggling with dull conditions and poor lighting for our craft pics.
I do however love those cosy evenings in, snuggled up on the sofa under fleece layers watching TV :grinning: listening to the rain and wind lashing at the windows.

Karen :coffee:

(Little Ramstudio) #14

I always get a little blue when the Swifts and Swallows leave for north Africa, want to go with them…

(Pauline Hayward) #15

One thing that is really keeping me going is the fact we are having a later than usual holiday in warmer climates, so that’s something to look forward to.

(Minerva) #16

I comfort myself by thinking that September is around the corner which is my favorite month. Lots of things have happened in Sept, changes, great events and new starts. Also my orchid flowers are blooming from mid Aug to about November, instead of spring and summer. That’s something :blush:

(Sarah Eves) #17

My dad is exactly the same, but for different reasons - he worries how few will actually make the long journey, and then gets the heebie-jeebies about a gloomy grey winter!

(Melanie Commins) #18

Went blackberry picking yesterday … a sure sign of approaching autumn.

I’m ready! I love winter. That and I’ve been in summer since early February (swapping hemispheres) so I’m well and truly ready for some icy, chilly, wrap-up-warm weather. Bring it!! :smiley:

(Pauline Hayward) #19

@Minerva my Orchids are blooming again too.

(Helen Dale) #20

I know what you mean. But I do love autumn…and we tend to get a later flurry of warmth. Autumn sunshine in the garden …ahhhhhhh! Woodburning stove lit…the apple harvest…amazing colours in the countryside…time to cosy on in for the winter…