Thursday, October 7, 2010

look ma!


Little Johnny came running into the house yelling. “Ma, Ma, you gotta come outside, you gotta come outside.” Little Johnny and his mom went outside. “Look” said Little Johnny pointing skyward. “What’s that” little Johnny said in wonderment. His mother replied, “Why Little Johnny, that’s the sun.”

It’s autumn and we don’t get to see the sun all that often. By the time winter shows up we’ll have forgotten what it looks like. It has something to do with being on the wrong side of Lake Erie. Or is it the right side, I can’t keep it straight. When we lived in the land of the Illini, we saw the sun in the cold months. That was because we lived on the right side of Lake Michigan. Or was it the wrong side of the lake. I get that confused also. It’s only been 6 days since we last saw the sun, but to a day lily that’s almost generational. Since the sun is out, we need to get outside and weed, harvest pumpkins and get some Vitamin D.

6 comments:

The Idiot Gardener said...

We get winter sun; it just stays very low in the sky.

That's if it's not hammering down rain!

FlowerLady said...

It's hard to imagine no sun, as we do have it all year long, only lower in the winter.

We are having gorgeous weather, and such a welcome relief for us.

Hope you get everything done that needs doing before the winter weather sets in.

FlowerLady

Missy said...

Don't know how I'd live without seeing the sun every day. We probably get too much of it in Australia but it's what you are used to I suppose.

Catharine said...

Sun a bit reluctant to show itself round here right now!

Gloria, Dakota Garden said...

Jim, we get bright sunny days, but because of the angle of the winter sun in our northern hemisphere and your area also, it is hard for our skin to make Vitamin D even if we get out in the sun. Make sure to take your Vit D supplement and maybe get your levels checked. I am amazed at how many of my friends around here have found their Vitamin D levels to be too low.

Barbara said...

LOL. Hope you've had some bright fall days in the meantime.