Sunday, September 28, 2008

Shorter days

I'm forgetting the sun is with us a shorter time now. I have to get started outside a little later in the morning, and finish up a little sooner at night. After resting up from a wild afternoon with the grandkids, I decided to tackle the front lawn -- if I'd waited much longer I would require a machete instead of a mower. The temps are not supposed to be over 80 after 6 p.m. this time of year, but they are, so I decided to wait until 7, and very nearly didn't have enough daylight to finish. It normally takes me 45 minutes to mow the lawn, but the sun was already sinking behind Antelope Island when I was only a quarter of the way through. I stepped up the pace wondering if I might have to finish in the morning. Got it done with twilight to spare.

It was an exhausting day and I did sleep better. I woke up once as usual, but went back to sleep with no difficulty. Still have a lot of things on the LOTTD for Sept/Oct. So I'll be outside soon.

But shorter days mean more time to do things indoors. Time to make that transition. I can hardly believe summer is over.


John said...

Yes, the grass is still growing over here, as well. Should have stopped by now. So i'll be chasing up and down the churchyard on the sit-on mower, tomorrow, no doubt. If it doesn't rain. Which it pobably will.

bekkieann said...

The weather forecast has the temps remainging in the mid-80s for the next week, but dropping into the 70s on Saturday and then possibly rain as well. I plan to take an annual trek to view the autumn leaves next weekend. They should be at their best. I have a new bird-watching site I want to check out as well. Even though the temps are above normal for this time of year, at least it hasnt't started snowing yet!

bekkieann said...

By that last statement, I am referring to a popular statement in Utah: We have two seasons here in Utah -- winter and the fourth of July.