Tuesday, September 14, 2010

signs of fall

Have you noticed the little signs that fall is coming?

My favorite season has passed. I'm not sure why summer is my favorite season still. It doesn't hold the same meaning that it used to. I have to go to work instead of lounging about reading books. I get to do laundry at night instead of catching fireflies. And I rarely go around barefoot on the blacktop or splash in puddles. But still, I'm a SUMMER girl.

I never understand why people love fall. It's the harbinger of winter, the dreaded season. It's unpredictable: will the leaves have good color? will it rain every weekend? will it be ice cold for Halloween?

But oh! When fall is good, it is GOOD. Easy, breezy weather. Crunchy leaves. The smell of change in the air... I can get into the possibilities.

So we've started to notice that fall is coming to our home. In order to embrace the spirit of the season, I embraced a pumpkin spice latte and some pumpkin butter on Labor Day weekend. And I took a few leaf pictures, even though they were still mostly green. It's the little things that keep one's spirits up, you know?


Lisa said...

hi there - nice to see you back in the blogging world!

i'm sorry you don't like autumn and that you are missing the summer - autumn is my absolute favourite time of the year, followed by winter (so NOT a hot weather person ;-) ).

lovely photos as always..

Stacy said...

Hi Lisa! Thanks for keeping up with me, even though I am running completely hot and cold on the blogging thing.

It is a lot like scrapbooking. It's great to look back and see memories captured. Nothing but to do it, right?

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