End of Summer…

August Blues

Heck, I didn’t even want to think about August, or blues for that matter…

Anyway, back-to-school hype (which is May in the Philippines because school starts June over there) when I was a schoolbag-toting, uniform-wearing, Catholic school girl was the best part of school!

New shoes, new school bag, new books, new notebooks, new pens, oh, and did I mention how much of a sucker I am when it comes to school supplies? Plus the thought of seeing old friends and making new ones is always exciting.

But now, the thought of summer ending leaves a bad taste in my mouth. All I feel is dread as the coming months loom over my head. I know what’s coming as I see my garden starting to get tired. The prolific apple tree in our backyard, with its heavy branches drooping with fruit, starts to litter the weaker apples all over the ground. Some of the summer flowering plants are starting to hang their heads, getting ready to store their energies for next year.

Though I still get awestruck by how beautiful and colourful autumn can be, the gradual drop in temperature is like a slow freeze to my soul.

I just wish mother earth will be ever so kind this year and give us a mild winter. Please?

 

(Daily Prompt: August Blues
As a kid, were you happy or anxious about going back to school? Now that you’re older, how has your attitude toward the end of the summer evolved?)

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9 thoughts on “End of Summer…”

  1. I live in Florida where it seems the winter is always mild, if it can be called winter. I’d be happy to swap winters with you for the year. 🙂

    1. Our last winter here in Winnipeg, Canada was the worst in decades! a real record breaker in terms of temps (-20C that feels like -40C) and amount of snow. It was horrible! I wouldn’t wish that on you, even for just a year 🙂

      1. Haha! I wouldn’t leave my house if I ever had to go through that. I am not a native Floridian, but I have lived here more than half of my life. I couldn’t imagine a winter like that. I do wish for you a much more milder winter. 🙂

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