Finally the day has arrived…it’s the last day of summer! Yah! I can’t believe I’ve made it through the heat and the humidity in one piece. What a hot blasting 3 months we’ve had. Thankfully the summer brought with it lots and lots of drought breaking rain. A flood! Another, yah! The valley looks beautiful. Green, rolling hills peppered with black and white cows happily grazing non-stop…now. Only a month ago it was a different story altogether. We’ve had some unbelievably dry times over the past year. Depressingly dry. Hot. Dusty. Winge. Winge.
But now…..summer is all but over. The grass is lush and green. Water’s everywhere it should be. Dams are full. Creeks are flowing. The river has water in it! The fleas have drowned…I think?
We’ve had a big flea problem here over this summer. The poor dog has not been enjoying the season. We’ve tried everything possible to get rid of them. Each thing we try works for a moment and then the second Poppy runs outside she’s infested again. We’ve even had to flea bomb the house. Urgh! I may as well confess it here. No point hiding it. Lew’s told everyone about it as if it’s something we shouldn’t feel ashamed of anyway. That and the cockroaches that we apparantly have in our bathroom. He told his Nan these details today on the phone. I’m sure she’ll be keen to visit now. Not! The cockroaches really aren’t a problem though. Really, they are not.
Anyway, enough of the summer woes of our world. Tomorrow is a VERY special day. Not only is it my 38th (yikes, that looks much worse typed out!) birthday but it’s also the first day of my favourite time of year…AUTUMN. I can’t wait! The air is cooling in the evenings. The mornings are crisper already. The leaves are changing on some of the trees. Soon we will be kicking the dried leaves as we walk along the lagoon in the middle of the day instead of after dinner when sun’s not so intense and the mozzies are out looking for blood.
We seem to be alot more active in the autumn. Kicking the soccer ball and playing cricket. Going for bike rides and much longer walks. Hopefully I’ll be able to get my body back into better shape now too. I know that’s been said many times before but… tomorrow’s a new day.
So here’s to new beginnings and alot more blogging over the coming autumn. See you in the cool!