Summer Blends with Fall

Originally Appeared in the Sun by the Sea newspaper



September sails through the remaining days of summer. Soaks up the sun. Soars among the seagulls. Takes a mini vacation. Goes sailing. Follows the lighthouse guide. Throws a barbeque. Buys school supplies. Hits the books! Finds true wisdom. Holds onto flip-flop season a little longer. Keeps endless summer days at heart. Belongs to nature. Lingers by-the-sea. Jams on the beach. Feels the shift in temperatures. Finds time for summer sales. Anticipates a multitude of colors among leaves. Dances to the Mummers string band beat. Opens every window. Breathes in salty air. Gazes at the morning glory. Shops at farmer’s markets. Sits an apple pie on a windowsill. Lives sweetly. Savors vegetable soup. Enjoys the Wildwood by the Sea Film Festival. Appreciates quality entertainment. Gets creative. Takes black-and-white snapshots. Remembers moments in Technicolor. Can’t wait for the Irish Fall Festival! Looks for the pot of gold. Knows life’s true fortune…
October brings a light frost to early mornings. Trades in flip flops for sneakers. Rakes leaves. Studies their amber shades. Magically blends orange, red, and gold. Celebrates Octoberfest. Joins a hockey team. Still goes surfing! Feels a slight chill. Removes a favored sweater from the closet. Relaxes on a porch swing. Catches forty winks. Wakes to a rainbow. Sees miracles everywhere. Enjoys one last merry go round ride. Relives sweet childhood moments. Knows it’s never too chilly for ice cream! Makes time for a glowing sunset. Watches the harvest moon engulf the turquoise sky. Witnesses the darkening effect on the ocean. Plans on winning the Halloween House Decorating Contest. Finds the perfect costume. Loves pretending. Reads scary stories. Roasts marshmallows. Visits a pumpkin patch. Dresses a scarecrow. Journeys by hayride. Steps back into the Fabulous 50’s. Hums along to each song. Believes there’s magic in music. Listens with a wide open heart…


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