Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Indian Summer

Indian Summer
12 x 16
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We have had some incredibly beautiful fall days over the last week or so. Yesterday it was almost 80 degrees, which made me start thinking about the term "indian summer". It turns out to be a uniquely American term, in use for over 200 years, although this phenomena is recognized and called by other names in Europe and other parts of the world. Of course, it refers to a warm period of weather, occurring during a time of the year (fall) when cooler weather prevails. I prefer a less meteorological definition - a metaphor for something that happens at an unexpected time like a late bloom or flowering- something perhaps brief, but cherished for its untimely appearance.


Sheila Vaughan said...

Perfect, Deborah!

Deborah Paris said...

Thank you Sheila!

Pamela Robinson said...

Beautiful colors! I like the leaves falling--nice touch

Deborah Paris said...

Thanks Pamela and thanks for visiting!