To each his own. To me my own.

That’s How September Rolls

This morning I drove past my favorite bull in the misty morning field,  and noticed a little calf with exactly the same coloring he has. I just had to smile. The slightest hint of autumn air whisked past me – I’d recognize this transition even if I weren’t conscious of the coming season change. I don’t mind autumn, really I don’t – I think of it as an end-of-summer reward at it’s best. At last, we will have bearable temperatures, cool nights, and gorgeous colors everywhere. I can even go hiking again. I’m just not fond of what comes next – bare trees, blustery cold mornings of devoting an extra fifteen minutes to defrost the car, the careful layering of our clothing to keep warm. I sleep about twice as much in the winter, hibernating like a bear. A cute little mama bear, that is. 🙂

Lucky for us, we have the current friendly neighborhood hurricane season to take our minds off those imminent winter days and nights! Oh, yay. Katia looks to be the next big boy coming our way. Incidentally, my daughter sails off from Tampa on Sunday for a seven-day cruise. She’ll be hitting some optimal ports – Cozumel, Belize, Isla Roatan Honduras and Grand Caymen. Tonight we’re taking her out to dinner bon-voyage style at our favorite Japanese hibachi restaurant. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a bit nervous about the weather for her. I know it’s to be expected, though…

Because that’s how September rolls.


6 responses

  1. I am in Miami. We sweat it every year. Been lucky since 2005. Hope it’s not our turn.

    September 2, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    • Bonnie

      I hope it doesn’t come anywhere near you either, Carl. Florida has sure seen it’s fair share of hurricanes.

      September 4, 2011 at 11:35 am

  2. I worry about hurricane in the US.

    September 2, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    • Bonnie

      Yes, Cocomino – seems as though it’s getting worse! Either that or we’re seeing more media coverage of them.

      September 4, 2011 at 11:36 am

  3. Mom ~

    I’m looking forward to fall too .. and unfortunately, hurricane season is part of getting there. Let’s hope that one in the gulf has moved away by the time she gets there. 😉

    September 3, 2011 at 9:08 am

    • Bonnie

      I hope so too, Mom. She gets on the ship today at 1 and sails at 4 – at least she’ll be headed away from it.

      September 4, 2011 at 11:37 am

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