There's "The Boys of Summer" from Don Henley and "Echo Beach" from Martha and the Muffins - great songs that are all about this time of year. It's a tough time of year for those of us who love summer. It's difficult to say goodbye, especially for we Canadians. Our summers are so short.
Astronomical autumn arrives just after midnight Friday at 12:50 AM Saturday. It'll mark the start of the shortest season on the prairies. Oh, it's 3 months on the calendar but we all know that history shows autumn in Saskatchewan can last for anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months.
It's so much fun to get the lawn furniture and the garden tools out of storage and seemingly painful to pack it all up again.
We'll have to wear socks and long pants again. We'll have to bundle up and warm up the car in the morning.
What's more? The Old Farmer's Almanac is forecasting a brutal winter with heavy snow and temperatures below normal from November through April.
Oh, well, we've got hockey...and Christmas is coming. It's just 96 days away now.
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