Summer Says Goodbye …

Well, not yet … not for another month, at least.

But with all the kids going back to school, and the daylight hours getting shorter, and the leaves already starting to change colour on some of the maples, one can be forgiven for lamenting the passage of summer.

I’ve seen a few bloggers remark on this already.

Here’s my two cents worth …

I know the cold weather’s coming when I curry Bear’s body and, along with the dirt, I find traces of his summer coat. It’s doubly troubling to realize that in its place are the early fuzzy whispers of his winter garment. His hair no longer lies sleek and smooth against his body. There’s beginning to be a look of insulation.

[Sigh …]

A little warm

I just shake my head.

We still have a month of summer-like weather to go.

Bear’s winter coat won’t stop growing just because the days are still hot. It’s the daylight hours that dictate his costume change. As the days get shorter, his winter coat grows longer until he has the look of an animated plush toy.

And life goes on.

We will continue to train, and I will monitor more closely how hot and sticky and uncomfortable he gets. It takes him longer to cool down, dry off and get comfortable again after we work, and with temps in the next few days forecasted to be around the 30C mark, we may just take a break from work all together.

The hotter he is, the hotter I get. (Hot air rises … πŸ˜‰ … )

We’ll see how things unfold. But today’s round of thunderstorms brought in heavy duty humidity, so it looks like we’re in for a break.

It’s about this time I yearn for cooler temperatures … and thus my love for autumn.

There goes summer …

Nurture what you love …

Dorothy πŸ™‚
Horse Mom


Β©Dorothy Chiotti, Aimwell CreativeWorks 2013

15 thoughts on “Summer Says Goodbye …

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  2. As a hockey crazy kid … we loved winter. Oh yeah, we played baseball, football, soccer … but we mostly played hockey … all year ’round. Hockey in the basement, hockey on the street .. in the back yard. Hockey, hockey, hockey. Then … the snow dropped. Hockey from morning to night. Hockey in the dark. Hockey in the light. Hockey at the dinner table. Hockey on the tube …
    We loved winter.
    Then we got old.

    • Oh, to be young again. πŸ˜‰ … Truthfully, riding in the winter is not all that fun. And on really cold days we don’t bother. But at this time of year, when the temps are in the high teens the early 20Cs it’s just perfect. … I’m going to stay in the moment and try not to jump ahead to winter just yet. … Enjoy your hockey memories … Dorothy πŸ™‚

  3. I often glean things from your posts that I did not know about horses. For instance, I didn’t realize a horse’s coat is determined by daylight hours rather than temperature. Fascinating tidbit for those of us looking from the outside in on the world of horses.

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