Monday, September 14, 2009

Fall is in the air...

Hello again. It's been quite a long time since I've entered anything new. I think summer happened... Now we're coming into my favorite season of the year "autumn" (with spring a close second). There's a distinct change in air--temp is crisp and it reminds me of going back to school each fall. I can just smell it. Just returned from a visit to my sister's home in Lake Tahoe, California. Had beautiful weather and the nights got very cool. Mornings were fresh and clean. A few wind gusts brought down light sprinklings of leaves. Did I say I love this time of year?

The pumpkins in my garden are turning orange and the maples are changing. The school buses arrive and depart on schedule, "picture day" comes soon. Football season begins--go Seahawks!

I sometimes wonder why autumn is my favorite. Maybe I'm just ready for a change after the long summer months. It is autumn that brings on the gusty winds and thirst quenching rains. It is autumn that uses my favorite colors to paint the landscape. It is autumn that urges me to find that cozy spot to read on a rainy day. Did I say I love this time of the year?

This photo was taken on the deck last year. The leaves fell from our bonsai maple and I could not resist the gorgeous color.

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." Albert Camus