Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Is It Over?
Many people feel that Labor Day connotes the end of summer. I suppose in ways they are right.
After Labor Day the children are back in school. Their days of camping, swimming, and playing outside all day are now on hold until next summer.
Family vacations have been taken and hopefully enjoyed. Cook-outs and block parties will resume next summer.
We begin to think about pulling out warmer clothing to get ready for cooler weather. No need for them just yet but we do not want to wait until the last minute.
There will be football games at the high school. That is a sure sign of autumn.
As I look back at my summer it seemed short. Two old sayings apply. Time flies when you are having fun and The older you are, the faster time goes by.
I live where Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota come together. We had strange weather this summer. Some days were so hot that even with the air conditioner we felt the heaviness of it. Other days were abnormally cool.
This time of year is usually unbearably hot. We have had moderate temperatures with a few downright cool days and cold nights.
This whole summer brought a lot of rain. We escaped a lot of the horrors that were inflivted on a lot of the country.
We had minor flooding from the beginning of spring. Eventually there was major flooding but it has been worse. The river is still high so the threat is still there but I think we will be okay for the rest of the year.
Because of the rain gardens and crops have flourished. As have weeds and the little pests that live and hide in them. Some farmers lost fields of corn and soybeans and hay from floods. Some fields have standing water in them today.
Every once in a while I could see smoke in the distance. Comparatively small wildfires ignite from time to time but nothing uncontrollable.
It will be interesting to see what winter brings. Of course I want to enjoy the fall. It is my favorite season. There is no sign of it yet and I can wait.