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Fairly Odd Mother

Frantically waving my magic wand to make wishes come true.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

For the Birds

Although today is the first day of fall, I know that summer hasn't given up yet. In fact, we may hit 90 degrees by Wednesday! I'm glad I didn't pack away the bathing suits and shorts yet.

Instead of a date on the calendar, however, it is the birds that tell me fall is coming.

First, the grackles come. Every year, we get hundreds and hundreds of these loud, black birds all over the tops of the trees bordering our yard. It takes a while to see them, but you can hear them easily. And then, WHOOSH!, they will all take flight and fly to another cluster of trees. For several minutes, those birds who didn't take off with the big surge will hastily fly after their group.

It amazes me that these birds always pass by our yard, just this one time a year.

The other thing that always marks the end of summer are the Canadian Geese. Honking loudly, they fly by in their familiar "V" formation. We always wave and yell, "Goodbye Summer!" to them as they fly past.


At least I know I can say, "Hello Summer!" to them in a few long months.

Goodbye Summer! We'll miss you.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Mom101 said...

I can imagine your kids doing this the same way they said goodbye to us as they ran with our car. Sweet tradition.

10:09 PM  
Anonymous Pinks & Blues said...

You know my husband was just saying this same thing to me yesterday. He's from Pittsburgh... but he was saying that since he moved to New England for good, he has noticed this is the marking for the ending of summer for him. Such a great time of year - but what the heck is with the 90 degrees? The boys were in shorts and tees again yesterday. Somebody beter make up their mind! :)
- Audrey

6:27 AM  
Anonymous pinks & blues girls said...

:( Yes, goodbye summer. I love the fall weather, but I really, really miss the long days of the summertime. It depresses me to know that in a few months it will be completely dark at 5 PM!

Jane, Pinks & Blues

2:03 PM  
Blogger Kristi B. said...

As much as I love the fall, I hate knowing that winter is approaching. And I always deperately miss summer.
Sweet post!

2:22 PM  

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