Sunday, August 8, 2010

Summer was late


The rain fell from the clouds. It made puddles from the sky. Always leaving it's moisture lingering. The hope of the grey going away was never gone. Just hidden behind the weary dreams of warmer days. The grass grew taller. The mowers put away in their sheds. No one ventured out into the wet world.

This went on for over four weeks. People were moody. Nothing went right. The walks in the showers weren't fun anymore. When would the real weather appear. Was it really Summer ?

Like the Gods of Warmth heard our hearts, it arrived one morning. The dull white clouds were gone. The color was blue. The air was fresh. The evenings were now spent mowing the lawn. The days were too hot to go outside. The local stores were out of fans and sunglasses. Flip flops were heard on every aisle.

At the end of a warm day, the colors in the yard needed their cool reward. I walk down my driveway, leaving it for them. They smile at me with thanks. The Summer was late and very hot.
It was all worth it for those moments.
~ JC ~

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16 comments:

Helen said...

You have made summer seem like the best season of all ....... nice Magpie.

Jacqueline said...

I love your descriptive prose, it always takes me on a journey...Happy week and kiss your precious babies for me!

Brian said...

That was very nice! Our summer was early and it sure is hot!

Angie Muresan said...

You must live around where I live. Our summer was late, as well.

Junior and Orion said...

We like the rain, but we like the sunshine too!

Yes, our Meowm feeds the bad boy orange kitty....and whoever else comes to nibble on what he doesn't eat.

kathew said...

Sounds like to beautiful Pacific Northwest and it's delayed summer!
Nicely done! I hear flip flops everywhere these days!

signed...bkm said...

nice write... our summer came late too....and here it is skirting autumn....bkm

Brian Miller said...

our summer has been blistering and the grass would welcome a drink from teh clouds or a watering can...nice magpie!

Everyday Goddess said...

that was a lovely way to describe the break in the clouds and the weather.

Roses and Lilacs said...

and our summer was early. We had 80 degree weather in March. Hard for me to work up much enthusiasm for summer weather. I'm completely burned out and almost burned up.
Marnie

Tumblewords: said...

I so love summer. Your words sing the true song of this one. Rainy spring went on and on and on. Yes, it did. Wonderfully written.

Lauren M. Davis Folk Art! said...

Love your writing JC!!! We wanted to let you know theres a award for you from us on our bloggie!!! Big Hugs, Sharky, ET, Duchess and Lauren

Romeo said...

Wow! What a way with words you have!!!

I hope you are having a great week!

Purrs!

Romeo and "her"

Noll said...

Lovely....anticipation is a delicious thing :)

willow said...

I'm so ready for the Gods of Coolness.

~T~ said...

It has been a late summer! I'm so glad the sun came out today. Maybe it will stay long enough to ripen my tomatoes...

There comes a time in your life when you walk away from all of the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for those who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.

~ Jose N. Harris

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Mr. Boatman ~ my husband who likes boats

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