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Roll on Autumn!

(35 Posts)
watermeadow Tue 27-Aug-19 18:29:16

No, I’m not being unreasonable in hating late summer.
The grass is dead, the birds are silent, the nettles and brambles are head-high.
The house is full of flies and they lay eggs on the cat’s food if he pauses between mouthfuls. Walk through the countryside and you’ll be stung/bitten/sucked by midges/wasps/horse flies/ ticks.
Despite monthly treatment the dog’s got fleas.
It’s too hot to sleep and my ankles are swollen.
The fresh green and flowers of May are a distant memory and I can’t wait for Autumn.

Blinko Wed 28-Aug-19 15:21:22

My sister lived in the Bahamas for four years. She told me she missed two things, egg cups (unknown there, apparently) and the seasons...

Willow500 Wed 28-Aug-19 16:07:48

Love autumn and winter - darker nights, candles lit and cosy rooms. The hot days this week have been too much especially for my husband who suffers terribly with the heat. It's a welcome relief today that it's a bit cooler although it's now raining and we've just put the outside cushions away sad

gillybob Wed 28-Aug-19 16:11:24

My outside cushions have barely seen the light of day this "summer" Willow500 never mind putting them away, I have yet to get them out !

Callistemon Wed 28-Aug-19 17:14:50

What heat?
It's 20C and pouring with rain here!

Callistemon Wed 28-Aug-19 17:17:07

An Indian summer gillybob?
However, it's lovely but over-rated imo as the days are glorious but October nights are chilly and it gets dark earlier.

Mossfarr Wed 28-Aug-19 17:26:48

oh NOOOOO!!! I loathe the autumn, please please let the summer last for another few months.

Autumn to me is so depressing - long damp drab days, dull mornings and its so GREY. All those soggy wet leaves making pavements slippery and hiding all that dog mess. yuk.

And the worse thing about Autumn is that it is followed by Winter - months and months of cold, rain , darkness and even more GREY!!!

I see that I am in the minority but I actually think we've had quite a good summer this year ( I am in the NW too)!

gillybob Wed 28-Aug-19 17:31:10

Once again I am praying for one Calli . The problem is, it gets to a point where you just have to give up and accept that the Indian Summer you are praying for will only be in India !

Just a couple of weeks of sunshine would’ve been nice though .

Callistemon Wed 28-Aug-19 17:35:22

We have had some sunshine here, a few days too hot for me but the weekend was a very pleasant 23 or 24C

Perhaps your weather will cheer up when the children have gone back to school (it often happens!)

M0nica Sat 31-Aug-19 17:50:04

Mossfarr, Have you never noticed the wonderful colours of the trees in Autumn, oranges, reds, yellows, so beautiful when the sun shines through them - as it so often does.

My favourite autumn task is raking-up leaves in the garden under the sun of a yellowing autumn sunshine. The leaves smell so beautiful and I end up gambolling among them like a child.