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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Season's Changing!

There’s a nibble of a chill in the air today;

It’s a gentle reminder of what’s on the way.

I know there’s some summer sunshine still,

Lurking just behind this morning’s chill.


We have a few more days of warmth to hold

Before greens are over-taken by the russets and the gold,

As Mother Nature decides it is time she must unfold

Her crazy quilt of colors, so daring and so bold.






Not long after, that nibble of a chill becomes a bite;
The bite of Jack Frost painting on our windows every night!

And we’ll begin to crave that winter comfort food—

Beef stews and mac’n cheese, demanded by our mood.





Furnaces will be turned on and cozy wood stoves will be lit,

As wrapped up in our “snuggles,” in the chair by the fire we will sit.

We will miss the humid summer days and the pesky black flies,

As we recall the flowers that grew where the snow now lies.



An original poem by Eva Gallant
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27 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Yay for Snuggies!

And you know, I did see your naked parade post, but for some reason, I think I was at work and wasn't able to read it all. How can I work in conditions like that!?!?

Nicki said...

What a wonderful poem and Fall is my favorite season! Well, at least it was before I decided to go back to school (but it will be again someday)!

Steven Anthony said...

I couldnt make it with out my sniggie...I just got the new one with ther pocket like a hoodie...awesome!

Steven Anthony
Man Dish~Metro Style

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

Love your poem Eva.

I'll trade ya some southern heat for some northern chill in the air and a snuggie. :)

Ratz said...

AH!!! Beautiful... loved the last two lines epecially.. really beautiful

Jen said...

Thanks for reminding us!!! We have been blessed with a beautiul summer. Good job, Eva, nice poem.

Gaston Studio said...

You feel a chill in the air? Where is it you live again? I'm on my way!

JennyMac said...

HAHA...That Snuggielicious photo cracked me up.

glnroz said...

The poem was right on... Here? It is changing too. Yesterday 104, only 99 today, and cooler tomorrow. although I do hate winter,, lol

DJan said...

I'll be traveling to the East Coast today, and I see that the weather has finally broken there. I'm so glad but I am not quite ready for winter! I'm ALWAYS reading for you, though! :-)

Eva Gallant said...

Steven: Don't tease us with a comment like that! We deserve a photo!

Ratz: Glad you enjoyed my attempt at being poetic! lol

Jen: The morning coolness is a definite reminder! Thanks.

Glen: And what will the temp be in January?

Debbie said...

Oh I love this time of year Eva!! You are a wonderful poet!! Bravo!

jules said...

It was def brisk at 73 degrees when I left my house this morning. Looking forward to fall but NOT winter this year. Not ever winter!

Brian Miller said...

that rocked! great poem...i love fall and all the colors and that cool nip...esp love that last line...nice eva!

Elenka said...

I went outside today and there were leaves all over the ground! Lots of them. What gives?
Yesterday my husband lit a small fire in the woodstove.
If I was going to write a wonderful poem like you did about the summer going away, I would have to start it with, 'there was a man from Nantucket'. So now you know how I feel about the summer going away....

Kristy said...

I know! We are now entering the slide into holiday time! Fun but stressful.

Joann Mannix said...

Lovely poem. It reminds me of what seasons must really be like. We have very few here in the Tropics. Right now, we're in rainy season. The tropical storms and hurricanes that constantly brew in the ocean and gulf these days, bring us our rain for the year. And as dismal as the sky gets, we welcome it. It is usually our main rain for the year. That is our change of season.

Eva Gallant said...

Debbie: Thanks!

Jules: I don't look forward to winter, either.

Elenka: Gotcha! Not too fond of winter, I take it. Let's hope we have one as mild as last winter was!

Eva Gallant said...

Nicki: Fall is my favorite, too!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I really enjoyed this. We are ready for fall at my house. Stopping from SITS!

Canadian Blend said...

It was a little chilly when I came in from lunch today. Now, there's a chance it may just feel chilly due to the fact it was 90-something and humid a week or so ago... but it was a nice change, regardless.

Tam said...

That's beautiful Eva! You're so fortunate to be in New England this time of year, too!

Dorkys Ramos said...

Cute poem, but I refuse to admit that summer is nearly over. You guys do know there's technically a whole month left, right? Long live the warmth and sunny days!

Ann On and On... said...

That is a good reminder to all of us... a lovely reminder.

Jen said...

Miss Puerto Rico does have a pretty face.......oh, no one noticed?? .....lol. Interesting blog, Eva.
P.S. I think this is the first time [ well, maybe second!] I have been given "the bird".

Eva Gallant said...

Canadian: This is definitely my favorite time of year.

loveable_homebody said...

Oooh I like "nibble of a chill." It's true! Winter cold has a bite to it, so a lesser cold like this time is milder, like a "nibble." Cute! I imagined a little mouse.