“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
― L.M. Montgomery
I am too. I have a love/hate relationship with autumn. I love the color of leaves, the crunchy cool air, the blanket of leaves on the ground, and the late farmer’s market, where there is an abundance of pumpkins, squash and root vegetables. On the other hand, autumn signals that winter is coming. I don’t know if I can say that I “hate” winter. Most often, I hate the bitter cold and scraping ice and the “S” word off my vehicle’s windows.
Yes, it is too early to type out the “S” word in its entirety. Maybe in a couple of weeks…
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”― Albert Camus
I love the fall flower colors – the varying shades of reds, oranges, yellows, browns. I suggest that Crayola used the autumn colors to create burnt sienna, goldenrod, burnt orange, outrageous orange, sepia and scarlet. These are flowers that honor us with their unequaled beauty every September and October.
It’s too bad Crayola had to make a white crayon…
“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”
― Lauren DeStefano
It has been an exceptional fall in this part of Wisconsin. One might call it extended “Indian Summer,” but I feel Mother Nature is simply being kind to us. It was 60 degrees at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. Natasha and I walked the half mile to our weekly fitness class. We’ve had some cold, rainy days, but there has not been much to complain about.
That will come soon enough…
“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.”
― John Donne
Grace above all seasons. Autumn grace has consumed me, consumed my soul. It cries out to me to follow its path in a blanket of warm, welcoming senses. I will comply until fall gives up and fades into the next season.
Until then, I shall keep walking…
“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.”
― William Cullen Bryant
The random acts of this autumn have been thumb-raising and smile-inducing. From ear to ear, in the style of a kind Joker. We’ve had great weather and the extended forecast tells me it may continue.
Yes! I can handle that.
For now, the “S” word can stay away…