Fall has always been my favorite time of year. The air is crisp and cool, the leaves are turning red and gold, and the sky is brilliantly blue. The last of our tomatoes are bright red and I have made several pots of spaghetti sauce with them. This time of year the sun feels good, and we spend most of the morning sitting in our chairs on the porch with our coffees, watching the world go by. Even our indoor cats seem to like watching out of the windows for the changing seasons.
And then there is that special scent of fall in the air. Of course we know that winter follows fall, but we still enjoy that fall weather. When I lived in Texas, I missed the New England fall. In Texas it was all the same; hot and hotter all year round. But you get used to it; it’s one of those “bloom where you’re planted” things.
Fall is the time when we start changing our closets with winter clothes, and we bag up the summer ones for next year. Those who love to ski haul their skis and boots out of the back of the closet; ready to go down the snowy hills.
Fall is such a cozy time; it brings us back to our childhood. We start remembering how things were when we were kids; going back to school, getting our costumes ready for Halloween, and dreaming about Thanksgiving and Christmas.
This is a wonderful time of year. Of course winter will come as it always does, but for the time being, there’s no snow, but there are lots of colorful leaves. Enjoy it all before winter sets in!