All over the World Wide Web I've seen people rejoicing that it's fall. And I've been in denial. They've been enjoying fall colors and fall sweaters, decorating their houses for fall. And in my mind it is still summer. I love summer, I love the long warm days and my husband being home all day. But the reality is that Shawn has been teaching for over a month and the mornings are dark when we leave the house, and the hot days aren't so hot anymore. But I have still clinged on to the thoughts that it is still summer! I used to rejoice at the Autumnal Equinox, but this year I was in North Carolina and decided to completely ignore it. But then on Monday Shawn and I went out to pick our pears, the seven pears on our pear tree that has struggled to live. And on the ground there were leaves! Only four or five, but leaves nonetheless. Fall is here my friends. And while I love fall, this year I am not ready for it. I don't want summer to end. Because after fall comes that other season, the season I dread the most, the season of snow. I like watching snow fall. I don't mind it being in my yard. I even tolerate having to shovel it. But the thing I dread most about snow, driving in it. I hate, loathe, despise driving in snow. So, can we just keep summer here a little longer?