Friday, September 10, 2010

Enter Autumn

It always takes me by surprise, this transition from summer to fall.  Last week the kids and I went to the pool and basked in the heat every afternoon; this week the mornings have a hint of chill in the air and the oak tree is suddenly studded with leaves of gold.

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The summer flowers still flourishing on my deck are juxtaposed against the backdrop of impending autumn.

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Summer is never long enough for me.  Both greedy and nostalgic, I always want more.  One more day in the ocean waves, one more day reading away an afternoon by the pool.  One more squash from the garden and one more sultry night filled with fireflies.

It is a relief to me this year to know that as much as I have loved the summer, I will also love the fall.  I will enjoy walking in the cool mornings, I will relish snuggling into my silky blanket on a chilly afternoon, and most of all I will revel in the rich brocade of nature’s palette as this beautiful place that I love shifts from deep green into yellow, red, and gold. 

All against the backdrop of the incomparably blue Carolina sky…

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  1. Can I just tell you how jealous I am of your 'incomparably blue' sky? We, of course, are just entering the season of our incomparably gray Seattle sky! =P Please enjoy yourself extra for me! ;)

  2. I love it - the cooler weather and I get along quite nicely. Bring on the pants and light sweaters! Last night was so beautiful, we slept with our windows open... (and, of course, my electric bill gets a break this month, too) :)

  3. There is nothing like Fall in NC!!