As the sun slowly sets into the sea, the sky explodes into a glorious display of fiery colours. The majestic sea reflects the myriad of colours onto the clouds, gradually changing from reds and oranges interspersed with yellow into magnificent indigos and purples until the sun has completely sunk into the sea. Within the blink of an eye, the blazing colours and clouds were replaced with the twinkling of stars.
The sun's setting caused me to reminisce about the end of Summer. It means no more lazy days relaxing in the sun at the pool or the beach and no more guzzling Daiquiris and Pina Coladas by the pitcherfuls.
Unfortunately, it also means no more ogling the speedo-clad twinks and hunks poolside or at the beach.
Watching College Football and ogling the bare-chested hunks in the stands and watching the male cheerleaders as they flip and cartwheel into our hearts.
It is now the time to enjoy the crisp tartness of fall apples, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, apple turnovers and Spiced Apple Ciders, Mulled Wine, and possibly Apple Jack. Don't forget the Hot Buttered Rum!
Now we will be able to see the leaves turning into wondrous shades of oranges, reds, yellows and even some golds. The splendiferous colours of the leaves make driving through the countryside an awesome way to spend a weekend.
It is also time to reminisce about the warm and lazy days of the summer past and dream of quiet evenings in front of a fireplace with a mug of Hot Spiced Cider, snuggling up with a loved one under a plaid blanket.
Snuggling up in front of the fire with a good book in hand and a mug of Hot Spiced Cider works for me as well.
Don't forget the Family Sunday Dinners with Smoked Ham basted with Coca-Cola, Roasted Butternut Squash, and Invisible Apple Cake for dessert. With Hot Buttered Popcorn for the College Football Game in the Den after Dinner.
The End of Summer is not The End of The World, is a New Beginning.
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A very nice essay. ~ Darryl The Radio Rancher
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