Friday, September 25, 2020

How I Love This Beautiful Season

When it comes to autumn, I am like a kid in a candy store---giddy with delight and drooling over treats at every corner. Having lived in Florida for nearly twenty years of my adult life, I haven't always had a chance to enjoy this most beautiful season. After all, Florida seasons are pretty much summer and hotter summer. With changing leaves and cooler temperatures not part of a Florida September, October, or November, there was never much point in getting excited about the season. In fact, my decorating went straight from summer to Christmas. I didn't even own any fall decorations.


Since we moved to Idaho in 2000, though, fall has been a part of my year, and I absolutely love it! It is easily my favorite of the seasons, with October being my favorite month of the season.  It's cool then, but not cold---still warm enough to enjoy the outdoors with only a sweater or light jacket. The leaves are mostly still on the trees too, but by November, their job for the year will be done and they will have fallen to the ground, leaving nothing but bare branches behind. While I have come to find beauty in the barren trees, there is nothing quite like a tree loaded with crimson, gold, or pumpkin-colored leaves. To be honest, I wish October and all its glory lasted for six months!

Living in Idaho, I now enjoy decorating for fall, and those decorations go up the first day of September. Yes, I know the calendar says that there are still three more weeks of summer, but to me, September is a fall month---all 30 days of it! So, as soon as the first day of this sapphire-birthstoned ninth month of the year arrives, I pull the "Fall Decorations" box from the garage shelf, and I set about making my home reflect the glories of the season.  As of this week, though, it is "officially" fall, so I am not "early for fall" anymore. 

I am so thankful God made seasons and that I live in a place where I get to experience them!

6 comments:

  1. Well, I have lived in Florida for 31 years and I do have a Fall wreath on the door and some pumpkins here and there in the house. The leaves don't change but the humidity does. I tell people that the lily pads turn brown and that's how we know summer is over! LOL Y'all do have all the Fall beauty up there and I know you love it!

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    1. Terri, that is funny about the lily pads turning brown to mark fall's arrival. hey, at least you OWN a fall wreath. I didn't have one single fall decoration when I was in Florida, not a single one. We didn't celebrate Halloween, so we wouldn't have had those kinds of things. And we always spent Thanksgiving at the in-laws' house, and they had pilgrims, turkeys, and cornucopias, so I didn't have to own those things either.

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  2. I love the fall too! I know how you feel, it just brings out the little girl in us right? : )

    I'm in Texas but I can tell it's fall, there's a delightful fragrance in the air and just a look of the sunshine, and the earlier nights. Cool mornings...It's a neat time of year. I've been decorating for fall, buying orange mums from the dollar store and all the cute yard decor there too. Planting my fall garden is a new thing too, so fun. I see quite a few orange colored leaves on the ground that have fallen from the trees. Just love it!

    Oh, and I get to wear my old tweed blazer on my evening walks too! Yippee!

    I love your quote, such a lovely quote and true too.

    You're in good company. I think fall and autumn bring out the best!

    Autumn hugs! ~Amelia

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    1. Amelia, your tweed blazer sounds lovely! I love getting to wear sweaters and jackets again. I'm quite into my jeans jacket this year. Orange mums are beautiful! I have a big urn of them on each side of my front door. Such gorgeous color! Thank you for stopping by!

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  3. Patti, I’m really enjoying reading your blog!! You are a lovely writer!! 😘

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    1. My beautiful friend, thank you so much for stopping by...and for your lovely words!

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