The last day of summer

I know that there are a couple of different ways in which seasons can be defined – I do it the Meteorological way, which means that today is the last day of Summer.  I can see the logic of doing it the astronomical way, except that it would be mean that Winter would begin on 21/22 December (so immediately before Christmas) and Summer would begin on 21/22 June (so on the longest day).  I like the idea of grouping the months far better – so September, October and November are Autumn.

Last day of summer
Last day of summer

The other day I read this post on The Spike about how much the author is looking forward to Autumn.  I am too – but then, I do enjoy drizzle.  September is my favourite month – it’s crisp in the morning but then warms up as the day progresses.  I love the light in September.  Plus (because I am a dork), I really enjoy the Back to School feeling.  It’s the time of year when school was most enjoyable – still a novelty AND not a lot was expected of you in the first few weeks of the school year.

My garden at the end of summer
My garden at the end of summer
The lavender on Headon Warren
The heather on Headon Warren
More heather
More heather

4 thoughts on “The last day of summer

  1. Autumn is my favourite time of year 😊 I also the love the back-to-school vibe. It’s all new diaries and stationery and a fresh start (same reason I love New Year!). I even got married in September because it’s my favourite month. Not too hot, not too cold. ❤️☺️

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  2. Autumn is my least favourite time of year. Spring is top for me with the burst of new life. Followed by Winter…. Or rather late winter… That magical time where there is still a harsh nip in the air but everything is poised, ready for spring. Buds on trees, the last of last year’s biomass broken down and the whole of nature is ripe for rebirth.

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