For the LOVE of Autumn
Guess what happened?!
It turned into OCTOBER.
I can’t believe how fast time flies when you have no time to watch it stroll on by. The leaves are turning, and unfortunately are not as brilliant as they were last year. It has been windy as all get out and so there has been raking here at our house. Mostly to get a pile to jump into, but I think my husband has thoughts of disposal. The good news is that I have purchased the Halloween costumes already so I don’t have to run frantically from store to store the week before the big day.
Since I have no great things to embark on you today, I will give you an entry from my journal that I pulled out on Wednesday night. Gosh, it felt good to write again! Enjoy…
Wednesday October 5, 2011
I love the light in the Fall. The way the still green trees reflect its radiance.
Though, I love even more how the tree leaves that have turned and even have fallen–absorb the light and make everything look soft and muted.
The colors are bold; almost loud, but the light makes them calm–so they don’t shout, but whisper, in a commanding essence.
The air can caress you in the fall; softly bringing goosebumps upon your shoulders. It makes you bring a sweater everywhere you go.
But, at high noon the sun showing off its power can warm your face and make you want to lie down and soak up its long, strong rays.
It seems like an emergency, because just last week you had to scrape the windows of your car before work–so now in the warmth, with your sweater in the bottom of your bag, it feels necessary to consume as much of the warm sunshine as possible.
And then, at dusk, despite your love of flip-flops, you are relieved to feel the cool caress of Autumn who was patiently waiting for sunset to kiss your cheek again.
These days, where dusk comes ever earlier, are intoxicating–almost like the feeling of falling in love.