Overnight, it seems, fall has arrived. The crickets are suddenly silent and there is a slight chill in the air. After weeks of 90 degree weather during this continued drought, it's a relief!
I begin to notice the golden leaves, the soft diffused light of morning and the pinestraw accumulating on the lawn. Pumpkins and scarecrows appear on doorsteps and I'm finally ready to pull out my harvest decor.
This weekend was a true delight - going through items from the attic of my favorite autumn colors, raking the front yard without breaking a sweat (much), lighting candles in the evening. It's the start of winter hibernation and I'm ready for it!
My thoughts turn to pumpkin pie and spiced cider. I crave soup and thick slices of homemade bread. It's interesting how introspective I become as the weather gets cooler, turning inside for warmth. I think of a hermit burrowing deep in a cave with a small fire and a thick warm blanket. I search for slippers!
Last night, the weatherman informed us that we have another week of 80 degree weather. Oh, well. The past two days have been a taste of the season to come. Enough to make it through another week of heat!