Farewell To Summer

Here we are at the end of August, and thanks be also to the end of summer. While I know there are sure to be warm days ahead during the month of September, for my part fall could start right now and stay long as it liked.

This morning we woke to 55 degrees, and though it is forecast to get into the 80’s by end of day, the humidity is less, and somehow the breezes aren’t quite as warm.

For the past two weeks the geese have been heading out each morning as the sun rises, and I’ve begun to notice fewer birds during mine and Campbell’s early morning sniff fests. No doubt fall is not far off, and this suits me fine.

There were times during my younger days when I couldn’t wait for the heat of summer, and extra daylight in the sky, but as I get older I find I enjoy the fall most of all.

The summer has been filled with much triumph. My business is seeing more growth with new clients and contract renewals, I’ve begun to find more solutions to problems which have plagued me for many moons, our neighborhood bus stop is back on the corner, and I’m closer than ever before to finding a place to move.

Campbell and I are adjusting to his having finally given up his harness for good, and tentative plans are being made for me to return to The Seeing Eye in spring of 2020 for a successor dog.

I’m a bit nervous about doing this as Campbell and I are quite set into a routine, but our bond is strong, and I believe that we shall face this new challenge just as we have done with all others we’ve encountered over our nearly nine years together.

Today as I sat eating lunch which was provided by the United Way Meals On Wheels program I was reminded of school days gone by. There was a hamburger, canned corn, and sliced canned peaches with a pint carton of milk, and I thought to myself, “Even this tastes like fall.

So as I sit here writing this to you, listening to the lawn guys out in the yard doing their thing I wave a happy farewell to summer, and wish it a long trip round the globe.

What about you dear reader? Are you glad summer is fading and that fall is in the wind, or do you wish for it to hang around a bit longer?

What pray tell is your favorite season, and why? Do let us know in reply.

For now, this is Patty who wishes her Bubba would hurry home from boarding saying…

May harmony find you, and blessid may you be.



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About Patty L. Fletcher

About Patty October 2021 Patty and her guide dog Blue. Patty has her hair tied back in a low ponytail and rests her right hand on Blue's head. She wears a white shirt with a pink and purple butterfly on the front and light blue shorts. Blue is a handsome black lab. He wears a brown leather harness with a handle attached to the back and is smiling at the camera as he sits in front of Patty. In the background is a brick building with white, windowed doors and a flowerpot overflowing with pink and yellow blooms. Updated – October 2021 Patty Fletcher is a single mother with a beautiful daughter, of whom she is enormously proud. She has a great son-in-law and six beautiful grandchildren. From April 2011 through September 2020, she owned and handled a black Labrador from The Seeing Eye® named King Campbell Lee Fletcher A.K.A. Bubba. Sadly, after a long battle with illness on September 24, 2020, King Campbell went to the Rainbow Bridge where all is peace and love. In July 2021, she returned to The Seeing Eye® and was paired with a Black Labrador Golden Retriever cross named Blue. PATTY’S BLINDNESS… Patty was born one and a half months premature. Her blindness was caused by her being given too much oxygen in the incubator. She was partially sighted until 1991, at which time she lost her sight due to an infection after cataract surgery and high eye pressure. She used a cane for 31 years before making the change to a guide dog. WHERE SHE LIVES AND WORKS… Currently, Patty lives and works in Kingsport, Tenn. She’s the creator and owner of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger, Business Assist), The Writer’s Grapevine Online Magazine and the creator and host of the Talk to Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing Podcast. WRITING GOAL… Patty writes with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disabled from the non-disabled. HOBBIES… Patty’s hobbies include reading, music, and attending book clubs via Zoom. FAVORITE TUNES… Some of her favorite types of tunes are classic rock, rhythm and blues, and classic country. FAVORITE READS… Patty enjoys fantasy, science fiction, and books about the supernatural. She loves books by Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Norah Roberts, and many more. Some favorite books include Norah Roberts’ Hide Away, Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series. SPIRITUAL FAITH… Patty describes herself as a spiritual Walker. She says she knows both Mother Goddess and Father God and embraces all they have to offer. CONTACT… Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com Visit: https://pattysworlds.com/ And: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/PattyFletcher As well as: https://www.amazon.com/Patty-L.-Fletcher/e/B00Q9I7RWG
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2 Responses to Farewell To Summer

  1. tidalscribe says:

    Autumn is in the air here, leaves seem to be falling early. It was very hot last weekend, but pleasant now. After being away for five days my plant tubs were crying out for water. Now my water butts are empty. I love seasons, after spending my teenage years in Australia I appreciate having four seasons in England.


    • Patty says:

      I love hearing from folks round the earth. Thanks so much for commenting. It’s a tad warm here but even though it’s 82 degrees the air is different and even the sun doesn’t feel quite so hot.

      Honestly other than the slick icy weather I am even looking forward to winter. I love the time to reflect and rest. To renew and revise.

      I never understood the importance of fall and winter until I got onto the spiritual path I now walk.

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