Sunday, September 26, 2010

The First Cool Weather of Fall

I went out this evening to start a load of wash and I felt it.  The first cool temperatures of fall!  I love that first time when I feel the first cooler weather after summer.  Especially after a summer like we've had.  A long summer with the temperatures being higher than normal for longer than normal.  It is such a relief.  Such a blessing.  I can't wait to open doors wide and open windows and air out the house.  I can't wait to see the leaves falling from the trees.  I can't wait to see the beautiful blue that the sky turns this time of year.  I love spring for the wild flowers and new life it brings each year, but I love fall as much, if not more.  I love the color of my Japanese persimmons as they ripen.  I love the few leaves that change color around here -- even the poison ivy which turns a lovely red!  I love that this year I'll be able to see my grandchildren in their Halloween costumes.  I love that so many birthdays are coming up.  Birthdays of people who are near and dear to me.  I love the Thanksgiving holiday, even more than Christmas.  I love that even though I myself may be in the autumn of my life, I am ever more mindful of all I have to be thankful for.

5 comments:

Birdie said...

I love the fall, all the way you have described it :-) come to see my little tree huger ;-) hope you're feeling better now :-) happy day!

Tracey said...

Fall is setting in here in Ohio, but it makes me kinda sad cause I know what's coming - winter. Fortunately, you don't have that headache. In the meanwhile, I follow your lead & enjoy the moment of beautiful fall leaves changing, fresh, crisp air & the urge to bake. :-)

Jingle said...

beautiful portrayal of the magical season ...
have a fun evening.

Anyes said...

Fall is such a magical time, with pretty colours everywhere. I love the way you describe the first cool temperature making you feel alive again. Happy Fall :-)

Nanka said...

Beautifully written and deep thoughts expressed in simple words. Hope you keep well.