for me, there's no season like fall. the cool mornings and warm, sunny afternoons fill my heart with such joy. i've always marveled at the counterpoints of fall. fall is all about new beginnings and firsts . . . the first day of school, new shoes, fresh new pencils and pads of paper, spying the first orange pumpkin in a field, the long-anticipated first of september when i can do my fall decorating.
the counterpoint to all of fall's excitement and first events is mother nature bringing an end to another gorgeous summer. leaves gently fall from the birch tree next door creating a brand new canvas for us to enjoy. geese and ducks start to angle southward. the honeysuckle blooms give way to gorgeous red berries for the birds to feast on come a cold november day.
the sun rises at a new angle in the sky and sets so much earlier with a glorious glow. and, it all just makes me want to grab on and hold tight to every single moment, savoring every sight, sound and taste that is fall.
so we stay out a little later in these waning autumn evenings -- walking the neighborhood, visiting with neighbors, taking photos and drinking it all in. and, if you listen closely you can hear my heart sigh a melodic note of pure contentment. aaaaaahhhhh!