I, myself, am not a fan of summer. First of all...well...it's hot, and the humidity makes spending time outdoors almost unbearable. Within a few minutes the hot and humid air has me running with sweat. We have had a considerable amount of rain this year, which is a nice change from the last couple of years. We have a surplus...they said 10 inches above the average for this time. The rain can help cool things down some, but not always. Today it helped. It felt so good to come back inside without having my clothes sweat soaked, and clinging to me. For that short walk I could feel the approach of a friend I have missed for months now. My friend Autumn.
I have decided that I am going to make Autumn come early this year. The weather and the actual seasonal shift may not help me out, but I have decided to go ahead and create the autumnal vibe in my abode. I've started burning my pine and pumpkin spice scented candles, both of which make me think of Fall. I am also going to transition certain decor elements early. Break out the earthy colors. Change out my brightly colored flowers of spring and summer with the oranges, browns, and deep greens prevalent after Mabon/the Fall Equinox. I don't think I will go so far as to break out some of my more subtle Samhain/Halloween decorations, but they will most likely come out earlier this year (probably September...All Hallow's is my favorite holiday).
Some of my Full Moon photos from tonight will show up in a different post soon. The pictures in this post are ones I took a few days ago. I finally had some time to get them together, so...better late than never. They were taken on a very hot and humid day. Taken during the summer, but the distant vibe of Autumn is there.
Well...I can feel it, anyway...
Above is the pond here at the condos. I have posted a few pictures of it here and there. However, I haven't posted a picture of the sign posted next to it. That's it below. Hmm..."No Swimming"..."No Wading"...There aren't any alligators in it?...Alligators not allowed? Not quite sure what the message is...*snerk*.