It's not fall yet where I live in upstate New York. Yet, the stores insist that it is.
They are selling Halloween (October 31) candy. Pumpkin spice snacks. Mums (a fall flower). Scarecrow decorations for the lawn. The parade of goods screams "autumn".
I refuse to give in.
I will turn to my summer flowers.
Flowers, save me from autumn!
I refuse to give in to the onslaught of fall merchandising. But the weather seems to be listening, too. And each morning, the sun rises later and later.
The sun sets earlier and earlier. The birds don't sing before sunrise anymore. Even the sun is trying to say that fall is coming.
It can't be.
Don't take my summer away.