Autumn is whispering through the trees, gently but persistently, reminding me that summer is only a memory now.
Usually, I write an Autumn Lament at this time of year, but I’m going to reverse it this time. You see, I don’t actually have anything against autumn per se. In fact, I really do love autumn: Thanksgiving, harvest, colourful leaves and fresh, crisp air, walks in the woods and pumpkin patches, picking apples on an orchard, hay rides and sunflower fields, and the aroma of apple crisp baking in the oven. Time to make hearty soups, delicious vegetable stews.
So why am I always feeling a little melancholy? It’s not just because I can’t wear my summer clothes anymore; it’s not just because the days are getting shorter. But it means winter will be next and that is the season I dread more than the dentist. Winter always overstays its welcome.
But for now, I’ll enjoy the good things I mentioned about autumn and wear my new autumn clothes. My first sweater for the season: a beige, high-low, knit pullover with large grommets and laces at both sides. Worn with my white cargo pants keeps things light and cheerful. My necklace was a gift from my husband for our anniversary.
House for Sale
I’m sitting on a roof patio of a gorgeous new house. Take a peek inside this futuristic home, a blend of ultra-modern and old-fashioned charm!
What do you like about autumn?