Yesterday I saw a meme about how summer isn’t over yet and all the pumpkin spice lovers need to chill out.
It got me thinking about the last couple of weeks and all my friends who are bemoaning the stores decorating for late year holidays … especially the Christmas decorations cropping up in craft stores. To be fair, I get that one. Crafters are creating their wares now for late fall sales – sometimes in volume to meet demand. Some of their art takes time to produce. It’s a worldwide phenomenon to be sure.
I’m not defending the store displays, mind you … just the craft ones. For me, every season should be savored. Winter scenes of ice and snow make me crave hot chocolate and stew. Living in the Valley of the Sun, I don’t miss the icy scenes, but I will still indulge in my favorite winter flavors when the time comes.
Spring brought beautiful flowers even here in the desert. The temps rose, the breezes picked up and all our friends started planning summer vacations.
This summer’s record-breaking temperatures are driving families to pools and beaches. Barbeques are being fired up and summer is in full swing. I love it!
Like the meme’s author, I’m not ready for fall yet, either. I’m enjoying popsicles, pool time and piña coladas (not really, but I wanted another summer “p” word). Greg and I are loving our new misters and enjoying sitting outside in the evenings watching the spectacular sunsets.
I’m always ready to embark on my next adventure, but I agree, let’s hold off on the pumpkin spice and apple treats for another month.
There’s a whole world out there just waiting to be explored. Enjoy it in every season.
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