Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Back to School

If ever there was a weather to signify the start of a new school term than surely a chill to the air and torrential rain must be high up on the list. Despite sunshine yesterday small autumnal leaves drifted down onto me as I walked to the tube. Today I am going to have to move fast or I will look like a drowned rat by the time I walk out of my front gate.


Whilst I do love summer, and who doesn't, there is a small part of me excited by the change in the seasons, the nip in the air, the earthy smells and colours of autumn. For me, autumn rather spring will always be the backdrop of new beginnings: school, university, law school, my first proper job. It may have been 8 years since I went off to university but there is still that undercurrent that something has ended and something even more exciting is about to begin...


...it would just be nice if it could remain as summer for one more week as we are off to the beach at the weekend for one last trip this season. After that, it can be as autumnal as it likes.

3 comments:

wontletlifedefineme said...

I have the same thing with autumn and spring. Somehow autumn gives me more energy, to make a new start of sorts. And as for back to school shopping, I'm so glad I bought shoes with goretex and a backpack with a raincover. It's pooring with rain here too (actually, rain from the UK is moving east to the Netherlands, among other countries).

Mom/Mum said...

oh Uk autumns i kind of miss that move into a crisp chill in the air. We just don't get seasons changing so gradually here in Michigan. Though I also remember the sometimes hideous trampings to the tubes in autumnal winds and rain!
Thanks for visiting my blog btw...it's nice that it's lead me to yours!

Nick said...

I get exactly the same feeling about autumn, always the best term of the year and that feeling never quite leaves you. I have just dropped off my daughter for her first day at school, a big day in our lives. Your post fitted the mood.