Autumn Days

Autumn is my favorite time of the year, although a friend will remind me that the Romans found it so inconsequential that they did not even offer up a name to this brief time of the year. It is on that foot that I begin this post.

I am watching the days grow shorter and the leaves are falling all too quickly from the trees.  All it takes is a bit of rain, a dollop of wind, and before you know it, the leaves are no longer adorning the trees like vibrant tresses.  They become a carpet that cloaks the ground giving her a bit of all too soon fleeting splendor.

I love the days whether sunny and mild, or rainy and chilled.  If the sun is not shining in the sky, the trees seem to have captured her glory and radiate this glory back to us.

I love the smells and tastes of autumn as well.  Things like apple cider, pumpkin pie, the variety of squashes that smell amazing when you roast them, or a pot of chili simmering on the stove.  I enjoy walking through an apple orchard on a sun-drenched afternoon to gather a few apples, or taking a hayride through the local vineyards, enjoying the grapes before they become a tasty vintage!  In addition, can one forget the fleeting college football season that is almost over as soon as it begins!

Gentle Reader, I ask have you taken time to note that a rainy day in autumn is not quite as gloomy as it is in the other seasons.  Alternatively, have you gone out to find what makes autumn unique in your corner of the world?  I encourage you to slow down and take note of these rare occurrences because the days are fleeting in which you can do so.  Here is to wishing you a most marvelous autumn…

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8 thoughts on “Autumn Days

  1. Yes, it’s my favorite time of the year also. Great Post! I’m pretty sure it made me…..oh you know! 🙂

  2. The Autumn days in Adelaide are amongst my favourite. The earth is still warm from our hot summers and the weather is mild. As the colours change the beginnings of the new birth of nature begin and lead to the vibrant spring

  3. Again, your words draw such beautiful pictures, Kat. And please never stop saying “gentle reader.” That always stays with me throughout a gentle day.

  4. I love SOAR. It makes fall even better. Everyone should try to go at least once. Even I f you don’t spin, it’s a good place to learn. Just saying.

  5. I’m quite the fan of autumn, for most of the reasons you mentioned (except pumpkin pie and college football) but not so much a fan of the Michigan winter that inevitably follows. 😦

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