The low to mid 60°F temperatures here in Michigan really make it feel like fall has arrived, even though the autumnal equinox is not for another week or so. It got me thinking about a few favorite things about summer and fall.
A few things I will miss about summer:
1) long days -- I like when it is still light out at 9pm.
2) easy dressing -- Undergarments, a dress, sandals DONE.
3) baseball -- Although, if you count the playoffs, we have until the end of October for baseball. Hopefully the Detroit Tigers will be in the playoffs!
4) high temperatures -- I actually enjoy hot weather. I mean hot for Michigan (usually less than 95°F).
5) my garden -- There is still visual interest in the garden in the fall, certainly, but as plants start to die back to prepare themselves for winter, the garden starts to look less full.
What I will not miss about summer (I could only come up with one):
1) over air-conditioned restaurants/stores/theaters -- I never remember to bring a cardigan with me.
A few things I'm looking forward to this fall:
1) butternut squash soup -- I like to eat this soup in the autumn. Yum.
2) changing leaves -- The colors of the turning leaves in Michigan can be pretty spectacular.
3) fall fashion editorials in fashion magazines -- They seem to pull out all the artsy photography for the fall issues.
4) fall fashion -- The cozy knits, layered looks, and boots boots boots!
5) fall makeup -- I love jewel tones and deep shades on eyes, cheeks, and lips, which seem to mirror the moody weather.
7) Halloween stuff -- Especially the decor and the candy.
What I'm not looking forward to this fall:
1) shorter days -- I don't get as much done when the days are shorter.
2) uneven temperatures -- The temperatures in Michigan can vary wildly from day to day, so I never know what to wear until the morning of that day. And even then, sometimes more than one outfit is needed.
3) leaf blowers -- I don't know if I'm particularly sensitive to the frequency at which a leaf blower operates, but the sound absolutely drives me up the wall. One of my neighbors is especially fond of his leaf blower and will use it whenever he feels like it and for as long as he feels like it. I've seen him use it in the rain. Just thinking about the sound of leaf blowers is making my blood pressure rise.
So, what will you miss about summer, and what do you like about fall?