Friday, August 31, 2007

Friday Five: Seasons Change...

Reverend Mother over at RevGalBlogPals laid down the challenge for the Friday five; It's Labor Day weekend here in the United States, also known as Summer's Last Hurrah. So let's say goodbye to summer and hello to the autumn. (People in other climes, feel free to adapt as needed.)

1. Share a highlight from this summer. (If you please, don't just say "our vacation to the Canadian Rockies." Give us a little detail or image. Help us live vicariously through you!)

It was on our vacation to the Smokies. It was after the long climb up Clingman's Dome with the kids. It had taken a lot of effort to the top. The kids had complained the whole way up, even though we had taken rest stops. We got to the top, and what a view from the top of the observation tower. It was a beautiful clear day to be able to really see the Smokies. It was worth the walk up. Unbelievable, Awesome moment. The kids were excitedly chattering and, looking from one side to the other. While I had vertigo at the top, and set down to enjoy the view. (Thought you would like that last part.) All the way down the mountain the kids were chattering about the view, the scenery. MC and VISA can't pay for that, and no money can buy that.

2. Are you glad to see this summer end? Why or why not? What end to Summer are you talking about? It is still hot as hades here and will be for awhile. I will however be glad when it is finally over to enjoy a little respite from this unbearable heat.

3. Name one or two things you're looking forward to this fall.
I am looking forward to an end to this unbearable heat. I am looking forward to the changing of the colors. I am looking forward to being able to be outdoors more.

4. Do you have any special preparations or activities to mark the transition from one season to another? (Cleaning of house, putting away summer clothes, one last trip to the beach) Hadn't thought about that one. Mmm, usually it is going through the kid's summer clothes, culling them out and beginning to get more of their fall school clothes out. But I suspect they will be wearing their summer clothes for awhile.

I'll know that fall is really here when the spiders are out making their spider webs that I walk through on our trail, the leaves begin to change, its not so hot, there is a little more breeze in the air, plus everything in the church cranks up, all the conference reports are due, and I have my yearly evaluation.

Here is my bonus; Last night SEC football was on TV, LSU beat Miss. St.;that means college football is here and that means Fall is here! Yea. (I'll just pretend it isn't as hot as it is.) (Just so nobody is mad at me; Louisville won big time, Rutgers crushed their opponent and Boise State was unstoppable.)(Monday is the Bowden Bowl, FSU vs. Clemson. Saturday's big games are Georgia Tech at Notre Dame and No. 15 Tennessee at No. 12 Cal. While around here the big question is this, can Alabama, Crimson Tide do any better under its new Coach, Saban and will they beat Auburn this year? Second, will Auburn win its opener against Kansas St? And in my backyard the question is will the UNA Lions continue their winning ways? One more thing Virginia Tech plays its opening game this weekend, it will be quite different this year after last year's shootings. Okay enough football.)


Mrs. M said...

Your fall picture is gorgeous-- is that near you?

Sally said...

Glad to find I'm not the only one who suffers from vertigo! Glad you made it up though those memories are precious aren't they!

Deb said...

OH yeah. FOOTBALL! (Go Bucks!)


revabi said...

mrs m, I wish I could say it was from nearby, but alas I googled it.
It is beautiful isn't it. I'll try to find out where it was taken.

revabi said...

mrs m, the picture was taken in Western part of New York State, no exact location given. But here is where it originally came from.