September 5, 2011

Labor Day Summer Daze

It has come to my attention that there are many different criteria that people use to mark the official end of summer. I decided to conduct a Very Scientific Poll on my Facebook Page and asked: When does summer officially end for you? (you can still participate by visiting this link)

image copyright 2011 Susan Faye


Here are the results as of this morning:
  • On the autumnal equinox, Sept 23rd - 15 people
  • On Labor Day- 9 people
  • On the last day of HOT weather- 3 people
  • When the clocks go back- 2 people
  • When I have to go back to school - 1 person
  • Never. I live in Southern California- 1 person
  • It just began in the NW. Please give us until the end of November - 2 people
Of course we must not forget our friends south of the equator. They are fast approaching the end of winter and summer is but a glimmer of a memory...

As for me, I usually mark the end of summer on the equinox, however, this year I'm leaning toward that last answer--"Please give us until the end of November". Here in Oregon, we had an unusually wet and cold spring, and summer has not been much better. I have a greenhouse FULL of green tomatoes, and I don't want a repeat of my first summer spent here when it turned cold on the equinox and we were left with dozens of not-quite-ripe tomatoes that split open when it started to rain. Grrrrrrrr. Can you tell that I have not quite gotten over it yet?

Now I know that there are people to the south and in the Midwest who have been ready for summer to end since sometime in July due to extreme heat and I empathize with them, having grown up in Southern California. But I vote for more summer. And to help give everyone some sunny thoughts, I've added some sunny new jewelry to my Etsy shop...




I've also added a few new pieces to the Secret Garden collection:


(All of my jewelry is hand-crafted using small glass tiles and details from my various paintings and artwork. A mini print of my artwork is preserved under the crystal-clear glass, sealed on the back, and then a silvertone bail is attached at the top so that a chain or sterling silver earwires can be added. )

So pour yourself another ice cold glass of lemonade and enjoy however many days you may or may not have left of summer. I'm pretending that I don't see the yellow and red leaves sneaking into all that green...

Thanks for visiting!

2 comments:

Cat Wisdom 101 said...

North of NYC, we stretch it out until the last leaf falls in Nov. or when it gets cold enough to stop wearing open-toed shoes, which ever comes first.

Michelle Jadaa said...

oooh love the earrings especially.As a fellow cat lady i had to put your badge on my blog ..just because it was so cute :)

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