Sunday, September 26, 2010
The First Cool Weather of Fall
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.