It has gone by so very fast. One minute the summer was about to begin, and suddenly August is leaving, taking the summer, or at least, the term of the summer with it.
I am a summer child and I love summers endlessly. Every time they are about to leave, I experience a wave of melancholy. Perhaps, a lot of it has to do with the fact that the summer months feel so short in my part of the world.
Changes are inevitable. Some are good, some are bad, but they are necessary. I know that the change of seasons is a vital progress, important for the well-being of the animals and the plants. As much as I dislike when the summer is about to leave, I do love the changes that the nature goes through during a year.
To summarize this years summer, I can only conclude that it was very ordinary. We had a few warm days, we had many rainy days and some sunny days as well. We had about five really hot days and unfortunately, the summer was nothing like the beautiful, sunny and warm spring, which proceeded it. Statistically, each year that the summer rains away, as it did this year, we are getting a better chance to have a really excellent summer the following year. Therefore, the hope is still alive.
Below an update on the progress of the changing of the foliage, which my beautiful birch tree undergoes. Nothing obvious has happened yet, although on closer inspection, a few more golden leaves are visible.
Good bye summer!