Hello October. I’m so glad you are here. It seems as though you have only just arrived, but in truth, you are nearly gone. As they say, time flies when you are having fun. I’ve been enjoying you so much.
There’s something about the transitioning seasons that appeals to my heart. As much as I love the summer, it’s time for something new. Autumn brings a welcome nip to the air. There is just enough to cool the air and make it crisp, but not yet cold. The leaves are just starting to change colors and fall to the ground. I’d say that they were wonderfully crunchy to stomp through, but the reality in the Pacific Northwest, is that they usually just create a colorful, yet soggy mosaic on the ground.
To my delight, pumpkins have sprung up everywhere. You see them outside grocery stores, decorating businesses, on porches and even on my dining room table. As much as we like to decorate with pumpkins, we love eat them even more! The heady scent of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg fills the air as we nibble on pumpkin muffins, soups, scones, oatmeal, and let’s not forget the infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Seemingly overnight everyone has dug out their scarves, fuzzy sweaters and boots. Dressing in layers is a must, as the weather has become even more unpredictable then usual. Yesterday started out overcast and chilly. By noon it was sunny and warm. The blue sky contrasted so beautifully with the yellows, browns and russets of the turning leaves. It was simply breath taking. Today brings glimpses of winter with it’s gloomy grey skies and heavy rain showers. Despite what the weather man will tell us, each day is a secret surprise, ready to unveil itself in it’s own time.
It’s quite possible that after a few more weeks of this, that I will long for those long lazy days of summer. Yet, for right now, I’m more than content to curl up in my favorite chair with a cozy blanket, a good book and my pups and just enjoy this glorious fall. I hope you are enjoying it as well.