1263. Then summer fades and passes and October comes. ~Excerpt from lines by Thomas Wolfe

Autumn begins with a subtle change
in the light, with skies a deeper blue, and
nights that 
become suddenly clear and chilled.
~Glenn Wolff and Jerry Dennis

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At long last August passed into nothingness for the year, and I welcomed September, hopeful, despite knowing better from past experience, that it would indeed be sweet and bring on autumn’s amazingly lovely, cool, crisp days. Though disappointed by it’s initial lack of sweetness, I clung to the hope that the equinox would remedy what September had  so far failed to do, a hope fried by the 102 degrees last Monday, the 101 degrees last Tuesday, and the high 90’s the remainder of the week. But maybe, just maybe, as September passes into October this week, summer may actually begin somewhat of a fall into autumn’s golden glory, that is if the weather guys are right about their predictions. But then I know only too well that they might not be because I’ve spent too many years here enduring the heat as far as into December at times. So shhhhhh, let’s not allow my words and doubt frighten the chance away should it ring true. In the meantime, as usual I’ll cling to the memory of autumn that remains always in my heart.

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In every month, yet in aught begun,
Read over that month, what avails to be done;
So neither this travail shall seem to be lost,
Nor thou to repent of this trifling cost.

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…we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. ~Excerpt from Romans 5:3-5 ✝

**Images via Pinterest and Yahoo weather; collages created by Natalie

8 thoughts on “1263. Then summer fades and passes and October comes. ~Excerpt from lines by Thomas Wolfe

    • Ugh and double ugh‼️ The only difference here is that our humidity had been so freaking high all summer it feels like we’re living in Houston‼️ It has never been like that in all the years I’ve lived here! I pray fall comes SOON for both of us and that you start getting lots of rain‼️😘😘😘

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  1. Wonderful post dear Nat. Like you, my heart hopes for the cooler temps and bright colors of Fall. I also know that we will experience a few days that will hint at that very thing but then warm up again to disappoint my inner child. Even at that, she keeps her hopes up for the Fall weather that will eventually come to this little area of the panhandle,. ❤ ❤

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