On the Changing of the Seasons or: How Fall Kicks Summer’s Ass
Grab something and run around the room/street/wherever shouting “YAY!!!”
Fall is approaching!!!
For the first time since that 3 minutes of Spring so many months ago, this whole week is supposed to stay in the 70*F range. Really!!! Well, ok, the weather people probably lied and it’ll probably exceed their stated 78*F mark on Thursday, but still, after the 90+*F crap of even the day before yesterday, hey, I’ll take it!
What does “Fall” mean to you?
To me, it means cooler temperatures, great sleeping weather, dark stormy nights spent in front of the tv with popcorn, comforters and a kitty/doggie/snuggle-buddy. It means candy corn, gorgeous trees, glorious sunsets, candied apples, PUMPKINS!!!, pumpkin pies, carved pumpkins, really cool pumpkins just sitting around being pumpkins, lol.
And leaves. Gorgeous trees full of brilliantly colored leaves waving against a Carolina Blue sky. Gently falling leaves. Raining leaves. Piles of leaves. Hearing the sound of crunching leaves, smelling the musty scent of fallen leaves. And did I mention leaves???
Cool, crisp air caressing your cheeks. Air that’s finally DRY enough for you to actually breathe. Cobwebs. Time to read up on what the local family of chipmunks needs to help ensure their winter survival. (They’re so freakin’ adorable with their little cheeks and tails!) So’s that cute little mousey/shrew? whatever thing I named but forgot what I named her/him. Guess s/he will need survival gear, too.
Fall also means that it’s time to buckle down and actually finish up all the stuff you started over the summer. It means taking stock of your life, figuring out who you are, what you’re doing, where you’re going, and if you really ARE going to finally finish those stories or paintings.
Fall means deciding if you’re really going to spend the winter with that certain summer person, or if they’re just a habit you need to break. Fall also means hurricanes and high winds and OMGodric THE INTERWEBS ARE DOWN WHAT AM I GONNA DO!!!!! (Maybe that’s when your “fall/winter person” comes in handy?)
Fall = Halloween. To me, Halloween means bonfires and campfires and spooky stories and costumes and crunchy leaves and cobwebs and pumpkins and way too much candy and candy corn and spooky dark cloudy skies and just. plain. fun.