My apologies to those of you who thought this post was going to be about hot sex. Sorry to disappoint but … wrong blog.
In spite of mediocre weather this summer, September has come in strong with hot and humid temperatures … but it still hasn’t stopped the signs of autumn from popping up.
Everything has that bloated, overgrown, and over-ripe look of early fall. The goldenrod seems to have taken over and many trees are already starting to show signs of yellow and red.
I had heard about a fire at Bluffer’s Park that completely destroyed a boat, so I rushed down to the marina hoping to catch some photos. As it turned out, the fire was at the nearby yacht club, and although I drove by hoping to catch a glimpse of a burnt-out hull, I could find nothing.
Instead, all I got was an assortment of lifeless, foggy photos on a very hot and still afternoon as the humidity simply hung in the air and left me a sticky, sweaty mess.
Nor could I get anywhere near the beach – long lines of cars were circling the parking lot like vultures. Not surprisingly, people had flocked down to the water to escape the heat.
A second trip down to the beach after school started a few days later told a different story. It was still warm and humid, but the parking lot was deserted – and so was the beach.
The picnic tables had all been dragged into the shade, but they sat empty surrounded by a growing pile of dead leaves as some of the trees have already started to shed.
Do you ever wonder what happens at the beach when all the families go home in September? I found out – the locals move in.
In the park, the Canada Geese (aka flying cows) had taken over – grazing and pooping, and pooping and grazing.
All the signs are there – summer is over.
The Changing Seasons is a Monthly Photo Challenge by Cardinal Guzman. My previous posts on The Changing Seasons can be found at the following links: