Autumn Days that feel like August

The sun shines through the leaves

Reflecting off the dew of the grass

The above normal temperatures

Make the weather like August instead of October

Yet I have no complaints

Weather like this in the midwest

Is a dream come true for many

I'm not complaining but celebrating

Sultry though the weather may be

It's perfect weather for the festival to come

And all the gala events afterward

Soon nature will join in

With her bold pallat of reds, oranges, yellows

As well as mauves, maroons and purples

The colors everywhere delight the eye

Though Indian summer comes early

It still is a welcome change

Giving us even more to be thankful for.

October 4, 2005