Sunday, September 30, 2007

Falling . . .


I love fall.

There is something so quiet and reflective about my favorite season. I love the changes that heighten my senses as summer turns to autumn.

I love the sound of the wind as it rustles the leaves. I love the way the wind stings when it hits my face. I feel alive on a windy day. Autumn's cold breezes waken a part of me that won't surface any other time of year.

I love the sights of fall. Colors seem crisper and brighter. The leaves on the trees with their riotous colors dance like flames in the air. The sky is always a brighter, clearer blue against those trees.

I love the textures of fall--the fuzzy sweaters, the brittle leaves, the bumpy lumpy gourds and pumpkins. I love the firm smooth texture of apples. The tastes and smells of fall overload my senses. Hot chili, hearty soups, and steaming apple cider make my mouth water. Fall always smells like cinnamon and pumpkin to me, but I also love the cold smell of the decaying leaves and dirt.

Okay, enough dreaming. It's time to face the piles of laundry and dishes.

6 comments:

Speers Family said...

You have captured perfectly what I miss the most about living here. We don't have fall. About the end of November all the leaves turn brown and fall off the trees and that's it. Please oh please let us go somewhere else for residency - I'm willing to sacrifice my beautiful little house for a few falling leaves! Enjoy for me!

chelle said...

Ahhh today is a PERFECT fall day huh?? I am LOVING it!! I live for fall. :D

Leslie said...

Wow! You are a poetic writer! I LOOOOVE fall also! I'm ready for it full-force -- no more teasing!!! (i.e., fall temperatures then summer temperatures, then fall temperatures, then summer temperatures!) Let's fire the weather man!

:P, corrie said...

I love it too, for all the reasons you mentioned, those were great ones! I love putting on jeans and a sweatshirt for the first time in a season, and the smell of a fire. I'm also a huge hot chocolate fan and fall is the perfect time to break it out. Fun post!

Patty said...

Wow... what a beautiful and poetic way of describing all the great things about this time of year! Even though spring is my favorite, fall is a close second! Let's hope it sticks around for awhile now!

Shayleen Lunt said...

Hot Chili, you say? Hmmm...I think I need your recipe!