As I made a typical drive last night, around 8:30 pm EST, I was caught off guard when it started getting dark before I reached my destination. Usually, it's still light and I can look into the fields and see the deer feeding and frolicking. Not yesterday. By the time I backed my car into a parking spot, it was pitch black in the field across the way.
My first thought, "Summer isn't over yet, is it?" While the calendar day to bring summer to a close hasn't happened yet, the season is winding down. It starts with the darkness coming earlier and the evening temperatures providing a refreshing night's sleep after warmer days. I don't know about you but I haven't felt hot or warm days this week, cool and rainy maybe, but not summer.
So what is my point, with the daylight hours shortening, is there anything this motivates you to complete because the change of seasons is quickly moving in? Is there an emotion or feeling this stirs up within you? So you grumble and complain or do you get out and become more determined to seize the beautiful daylight hours to the best of your ability? Or, have you yet to realize the days are getting shorter?