Summer Becomes Non-Summer


Sunday 28 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

Yay… summer is over.

Don’t get me wrong, I seriously love our looooong hot summer, and rarely tire of the heat – I’ve always been a sun-worshipper (not literally, not in the Pagan ritual sense). But I do love how our seasons change. Sure, we don’t get harsh winters, snow, ice or other such yucky elements, but I also love our second season (non-summer).




Yes, we don’t really have four distinct seasons, so I tend to refer to them as Summer and Non-Summer. And the latter has just started, bang on cue.

As in many former posts on my blog, you’ll hear me mention the dates of May 10 and September 20, those being the normal cutoff points for precipitation around this part of the world. Well, Mother Nature was true to her word once again, with sun, sun, sun through until yesterday, September 27 (ok, so a little late), when we had a rather decent storm which has resulted in me digging through my wardrobe today in search of long trousers.




With freezing temperatures of 16 (60F) this morning (hey, it’s all relative, yeah?), the arrival of Non-Summer is a shock to the system, but welcome all the same. However, we’ll still be getting 31-33 (88-92F) and blue skies most of the week, so not packing away the sunglasses quite just yet 🙂




12 thoughts on “Summer Becomes Non-Summer

  1. You’re getting soft, they still wear shorts in Blackpool in October 😀


  2. NikiMarie says:

    Our summer is fading here too but this is my favorite time of the year! 🙂

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  3. The Rider says:

    Yes, summer has left you! it has came down here… 🙂


  4. LB says:

    What a great term non-summer is!
    We’re entering fall here … hoping to see some beautiful leaves while riding today!


    • Uncle Spike says:

      Fall in your part of the world IS STUNNING I have to say (family in NH and MA). Nothing like that here – different world.
      I wore sneakers and those mini socks today as it was cloudy (brrrr…) but still 27 I noticed (that’s what, 81 F) 🙂


  5. fredrieka says:

    ours is fall not looking forward to winter

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  6. lizard100 says:

    I don’t like the end of summer but I do like to start thinking about what comes next. The autumn here is now a time to plant stuff like onions and garlic for the spring and attempt to grow the elusive October broad beans. So it gives me something to plan for.

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  7. AnnetteM says:

    We are having great weather at the moment, sunny but not hot. Ideal weather in fact for all the jobs to be done to get the garden ready for the winter.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. tonyarmitage says:

    Still enjoying my summer, 26 degrees today.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. janegundogan says:

    In Mersin I always say it’s early April and late September – every single year. Spot on Mother Nature. Well done.

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