Where is summer?


linden garden viewI should not complain but I want Summer to last longer. The cooling nights, and windier days are harbingers of frost, and dates with a snow shovel.

To be fair, the days are still in the high 20’s celsius but now when I jump in the lake I look around at 7:30 and I am a lonely Canuck braving the waves. You can’t count the odd child, as they are immune to temperature – I don’t know why, but  it is truth.

I know many of my readers are not that knowledgeable about Canada. It’s not all snow and ice, especially here, you might think you were in Napa valley when you visit my home town. Vineyards, lakes, and beaches not lions, tigers, and bears! Oh my, see here the aerial view.

Summer, summer, linger longer please I beg you. I love not hearing my furnace run, wearing shorts and picking fruit in my yard.

Autumn, wait a little longer before you knock all the leaves to the ground, and bluster in fine voice against  my windows.

It’s been a good summer,  and I’ll grasp her hand as long as I can, and when she returns, I’ll be waiting.

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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22 Responses to Where is summer?

  1. calmkate says:

    Your approaching winter heralds my spring! I will gladly take summer’s hand for you and leave you to the furnaces and shovels … had too many winters in the Himalayas in a concrete box where they turn off the power for 10 days at a time on first snow fall. Not for me.

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  2. What a beautiful place and a lovely post.The you tube is great too. Thanks for sharing and hope the summer lasts for a while yet. Louise

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  3. spearfruit says:

    Amazing pictures David, someday I want to come visit your area. Happy Friday to you! 🙂

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  4. Jackie says:

    Well hello! I was going to reply to the Olympics theme but I saw you had posted this and WOW WOW and WOW again. What an absolutely stunning part of the world you live in. Heavens, no wonder you don’t want summer to leave. I love the idea of swimming in the lake ( we only have the murky English Channel) and the scenery from the video was breathtaking. Lucky, lucky you!

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  5. chattykerry says:

    Summer is still here in Texas but even we can feel a slight dip in temperatures (low 90s). Beautiful shots in the sunshine.


  6. Dalo 2013 says:

    Seems like you’ve had a great summer, so I suppose it is natural that you’d like to keep the good times going ~ great photos, really like the one of the two jumping off the cliffs, awesome. My favorite season is coming up, so I’m in a win-win situation, as summer to have been so sweet. Cheers to a great weekend.

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  7. I’m always conflicted because I love summer and fall. Beautiful pictures.

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  8. angiegarces says:

    Wow beautiful pictures and lovely post 😀


  9. Dina says:

    You sure did have a great summer by the looks of it, truly lovely photos all the way here. Summer was great in Norfolk and autumn will start fine with summery temperatures as from tomorrow.
    When I grew up in Norway, the summers were short and so were autumn and spring, only winter lasted 6 months. I love the long stretch of summer and the long, comforting autumn.
    Wishing you a great start in the new week. 🙂


  10. Excellent contrast of sun and shadow here. A lovely share, I thank you!


  11. beetleypete says:

    You should try Norfolk (UK). We waited all year for three weeks of summer in August, and one week in September! Your area looks lovely indeed.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  12. David, one thing that I’ve learned to appreciate over the years is the change of seasons. I’ve spent lots of time in places that have only two seasons and it gets boring. When I lived in Sudan, I went an entire year and didn’t see one drop of rain – not one. I can appreciate wanting the nice weather to hold on for sure. Now I live in Lexington, Kentucky, and I really enjoy that we have 4 distinct seasons, none of which are harsh. Just when I tire of one type of weather, it changes. It sounds basically the same in BC. Enjoy your autumn, and brace for winter. ~James


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