Friday, September 3, 2010

111 Degrees Today! What Did You Do With My Fall?

It's that time of year again! You know where I start to feel down. I 've reached the OK summer I am totally done with you. Go away now. Please.
I start longing to live somewhere beautiful again. Oh my gosh how I miss my flower gardens!
I miss the trees! And now~I keep thinking how right about now the nights are starting to get a chill to them! And in a few weeks the leaves will be turning those fabulous oranges, reds, and yellows that I love! Fall has always been my favorite time of year and I miss having one!
Temps in the lower 100s just ain't screaming fall to me! And take a look at these texts I got from my sweet friend Corrine yesterday!
These are pictures from her garden! She has the most amazing gardens! See that bench in her front yard? We would sit on it and talk. And laugh. And sometimes cry. I would admire her flowers. And she would give me gardening tips. And she would share with me her flowers.
She'd dig up some of the new growth on some of her flowers and give them to me to plant in my yard!
Every time I looked at my Johnny jump ups growing it would make me think of her! She is one of the most kind, fun people I have ever met. I am grateful to be able to call her my friend after all these years!
It was kinda bittersweet to get these yesterday.I smiled seeing how fabulous it looked this year. I could picture her in her big straw hat out early in the morning weeding.

Her message she sent with the pictures made me smile. It said '" A shady afternoon in my garden, wish you were enjoying with me, also the watermelon ice cream cake!
Sigh! I wanted to laugh and cry all at the same time! It painted such a lovely picture in my mind!

I talked to my husband about how much I am missing it so we booked a cabin in the mountains for a long weekend at the end of the month and I am hoping that helps me not feel so discouraged.
But I wonder~Am I the only one here that has a hard time with this? My Arizona friends~Don't you miss all this beauty? Don't you miss fall? Do you find yourself struggling not to get down over these things? I think it is one of the hardest things about living in Arizona!
And if you are fortunate to live somewhere beautiful, make sure you take some time to really appreciate it! I wish I had a little more when I had the chance!


jenreeder said...

SO, SO, beautiful!! Where is this? I grew up and Oregon and I do miss the beauty of the seasons. I think I have started to forget that beauty like this is real! I have started to notice beautiful things here, too, but it's just not the same!!

Glad to have found your blog!

RhondaLue said...

I actually have nothing to compare it to so I'm okay with Arizona. I mean, I would actually love to be a snowbird when we're older to escape the summer heat but the winters are so beautiful (that's when I have tons of beautiful flowers like these and feel sorry for those living in snow!) but those **ARE** some gorgeous pictures!! I hope you enjoy your getaway!

sherry said...

I moved here when I was 7 and begged my parents to move back to Utah for about 3 years. When I was going to college at ASU i would walk to my car cursing the weather and wondering why anyone would choose to live in the desert! Here I am a grown woman married almost 15 years and all this time CHOOSING to live in this horrible desert. The pull of friends and family. And 6-9 months of spectacular weather and never having to bundle my children up in snow clothes for school. Only when we CHOOSE to go up and ski or play in the snow. I guess there are advantages and disadvantages everywhere. But how would I know really, as I've lived here most of my life!