Tomorrow is the first day of autumn–my favorite season. You will forgive me if I become a little wistful.
When I was a girl I lived in a climate in which you could really see and feel autumn all around you.
There would be a nip in the air–no longer the warmth of summer, the winds would pick up and the trees. The beautiful trees would begin to turn. The bright and deep green leaves would turn to yellow and orange and red.
In Texas–the autumns are a little different. But you can definitely feel when there is a change in the air.
The heat that seems to come from the earth itself subsides, not entirely, but in short waves. The rains come and the dusk and dawn stretch out and seem to get longer.
In autumn we think of the harvest–reaping what we sowed throughout the previous months, until all is gathered and collected.
Autumn is the quiet time in the seasons. It is when mother nature slows down and folds in on itself and prepares for the long rest of winter–so that in the spring she is rejuvenated and ready for the force of summer.
Our autumn in life comes on very much like mother nature’s. Cooler breezes, some rains, the changing of colors. And the rest and quiet to continue on.
I am just entering my autumn–not fully developed and changing slightly, but looking forward to the changes, the expectations and the whole new world that is opening before me.
Like my favorite season–I am enjoying each year more than my last and am continuing to look forward to all the transformations.
Embrace the cooler weather–the relaxing days–and enjoy the autumn like never before.