Silly Saturday – Stretching Summer

Don’t worry what the weatherman says.

Astronomical autumn is defined by the Earth’s axis and orbit around the Sun, autumn equinox. This year autumn begins on the 23rd September 2019 and ends on the 22nd December 2019.


Meteorological seasons consist of splitting the seasons into four periods made up of three months each. By the meteorological calendar the first day of autumn is always the 1st September ending on the 30th November.

This information is issued by the Met Office who call themselves that as they can’t remember how to spell meatioralogecal. In some parts of the world autumn is called fall to save remembering how to spell awtum.

So it’s still astronomical summer in the northern hemisphere, even if all the children have gone back to school and the leaves are falling off the trees.


You can stretch summer further by waiting till the clocks go back… In 2019 British Summer Time will come to an end on October 27th. Easy to remember as that is the date of my first born’s birthday.

So enjoy some more summer.






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16 thoughts on “Silly Saturday – Stretching Summer

  1. Love the photos! I’ve been so disappointed by the summer this year, it’s like we’ve had a couple of scorching hot days but no consistently good weather. I’m already freezing, wrapped up in 3 layers and I’m grudgingly moving towards fall. Anything to stretch the summer gets a thumbs up from me! xx

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    1. Thanks Caz, yes it’s hard to pin point the moment it was summer; my water butts were empty twice so it must have been quite dry at some stage..! I’ve got two jumpers on now.


  2. Great post, as always! And I love the pictures! I wish I were there. Summer is kicking our collective derrieres here in Texas. As I write this, it is 104 outside (40 C), with a heat index of 113 (45 C). And no relief in sight.

    I am SO looking forward to the day when I will actually have to turn on the heater. The A/C has not shut off since early June.

    Stay cool! (Or warm, as the case may be.)

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  3. Where I live it looks like fall (autumn) but still feels like summer. The yellowing and crisping is due more to lack of rain than anything else. Apropos of turning the clocks back, we had a survey here in British Columbia asking if people want to stay on daylight saving time (“summer time”) permanently. Ninety percent of respondents said yes. No more changing back and forth. The next step is negotiations with some of the US western states. So maybe we will have a form of endless summer.

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    1. Hello Audrey, yes I think there have been discussions here over the years ( we’ve had daylight saving since 1916 ), I think it has been tried, keeping the summer hours, but the children were going to school in the dark.

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      1. It will be interesting to see what happens here. Our provincial premier and 3 state governors are in favour of sticking to daylight time year round. The matter is under provincial jurisdiction here in Canada, but in the US it’s federal, so who knows?


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