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Sunday, September 24, 2006


If winter is slumber and spring is birth,
and summer is life,
then autumn rounds out to be reflection.
It's a time of year when the leaves are down and the harvest is in and the perennials are gone.
Mother Earth just closed up the drapes on another year
and it's time to reflect on what's come before.
Mitchell Burgess, Northern Exposure, Thanksgiving, 1992

Not only is it officially fall now, but the impending signs are inevitably seen everywhere.
Some of the signs I have seen are...

Jackets out and on to ward against the chill of the early morning.
A fire in the fireplace.
A tint of pink to cheeks and nose after spending time outside in the mornings or evenings.
Hot cocoa and whipped cream, steaming in a mug.
Hooded sweatshirts worn inside, to keep warm.
Socks or slippers on cold feet to keep your toes from falling off because of the chill.
Changing leaves and shriveling plants.
Gardens giving up their last offerings of abundance.
Shorter days and longer nights.
Pumpkin smells, and hearty foods.
A time of thanksgiving and reflection and said in the quote above, a time to reflect on what has come before.

I love fall.
It's my favorite season.


lynnbert said...

My absolute favorite too!! It seems to be coming slowly here. Leaves are changing colors, and it's cool on the way to seminary in the morning. I'll be happy when we can sit outside and read or go to the park without sweating at noon or 4:00.

Dawnyel said...

ME TOO! :)

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

Oh, that was such a cozy post. I have to "fave" it. Mmmmmm.

sheri said...

My favorite too!

SalGal said...

You have an amazing gift for painting your feelings with words. Thanks for sharing!

Cristin said...

My absolute favorite season!!!! I love the colors, the smells, the crisp air...everything is fabulous...such a great way to celebrate before winter comes...
Such a nice post.

Gabs said...

Awwwwww, I miss fall!

Téa said...

I know Fall will come here to the Valley of the Sun eventually--our lows should be in the 60s next week!

I have good memories of a longer Fall from living in Idaho though...