How Time Flies!

This post is written in response to the ‘100 Word Challenge’ prompt here. All the other responses are listed there, too, as viewing links. Once again, the phrase that had to be included is in bold. 

Right now, I find myself thinking, “Surely it can’t be that time of year already? Whatever happened to summer?” Well, summer, such as it was, has been and gone. Frost has already made its presence felt. But there are compensations. The spectrum of colours in the trees ‘on the turn’ this year seems to be particularly spectacular – green still holding on to the last, contrasted with deep golds and russets.

Perhaps the real pleasure is to be found in enjoying each season for what it is. Ecuador is said to have the climate of a continual English Spring. Maybe I’d even get bored of that!

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13 Responses to How Time Flies!

  1. I wonder if I would … I do think I’d miss a winter landscape during the end of the year holidays — I’ve gotten so used to it. I like how you explored a fleeting and perhaps not so summery, summer. Where I am, 100 degree weather (Fahrenheit) had me nearly immobile and wondering if I’d survive.

  2. In Israel we have a much shorter spring and autumn. I miss the full blown seasons here where it always seems to be either too hot or too cold.

  3. brudberg says:

    The constant change of nature is what prevents us living in Northern climate from being bored.

  4. Autumn is my favourite time of the year, but yes, this year it feels as though it’s followed hot on the heels of a nine-month winter!

  5. Lovely photo, and lovely post. So true. Actually I have to say – Ecuador sounds really nice!

  6. Judee says:

    Well said, and beautiful photo. I think we all feel a sensation of surprise the first time we get that waft of feeling in the air that announces the change of seasons.

  7. Delft says:

    Nice fragment.
    The surprise is, one doesn’t get bored, but really misses the autumn. The rain, the fog. It sounds absurd, I know, but that’s what happened to me in California…

  8. Miriam says:

    I don’t agree with Midlife Singlemum. I love knowing it will be warm and dry in the summer, and I love it when we get a warm day during the winter. And when it snows.

  9. judithatwood says:

    A lovely photo, and a practical take on the prompt — I’m glad I’m not the only one. I like your writing, like your photo — thanks!

  10. Pleasant memories of my days up north came to mind as I read this. You painted a pretty picture of it with your words.
    hope you’ll stop by to read my entry – Mr. Linky is being very bad to me –

  11. A lovely photo and a great take on the prompt. Love it x

  12. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your very nice comment.
    I greatly appreciated it. ~~~~~~ : – )

  13. Blogdramedy says:

    Pretty picture. And while I can admire the colour of the leaves and live where leaves turn color, I dream of one day living where I can wear a hole in my shorts. 🙂

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