Hello? Fall... it's me, Lisa. Remember me? We've met before. There were a few years when we were really good friends, back when I lived in Toronto. Where are you? The calendar says you should have arrived by now. I left you in Nova Scotia a couple of weeks ago and I thought you would be on your way down here by now. I know it takes you a little longer to get down here but what is taking so long? Your stubborn sister season, Summer, is wearing out her welcome. She is still really hot, I thought she'd let up on us by now....but noooo. She decided she would add a lot of humidity because heat feels so much more miserable with a lot of humidity. I am beginning to think she is never going to leave. I need your help!
I promise to plant your favorite flowers when you get here. You know...the cute purple and yellow ones? I know they are your favorite colors. The leaves on some of the trees think you are here already because they are starting to drop their leaves. The squirrels are getting ready for your arrival, they are hunting and gathering like you are right around the corner. I have to believe they know what they are doing. The stores in town are ready for you too! There are boots in the shoe stores and sweaters in the clothing stores. The only problem is that we still need to wear tank tops and flip flops. I love Fall clothes and I can't wait to comfortably wear my jeans and boots. Send me some cool days and nights so I can finally put away my tired summer wardrobe.
Fall, I'll bet you are economically minded aren't you? Just think of all the electricity you can save us by cooling off the south. Being green is very important, help us be green by letting us open our windows and turn off our air conditioners. The world will be a better place if you just get a little more aggressive and blow through sister Summer. You can do it! Stop being such a wimp! Don't let that huge body of water, the Gulf of Mexico, keep bullying you back up north. Push your way down here....for the environment!
I am looking forward to visiting you this weekend in New York state. I sure would love it if you would jump into my suitcase and come home with me! Think about it.
Your Sweaty friend,