Saturday marked the first day of Fall and suddenly it FELT like it. I LOVE sweater weather… I DO… but I think I’m going to need to get another sweater or two. Fall seems to have snuck up on me this year. Right now, I’m going to consider it hoodie weather. This is “grill out” and “eat in” weather. It’s “walk briskly to stay warm” weather. It’s “hot cocoa hugging and slow sipping” weather.
I’m not a huge fan of winter, although I DO enjoy a good snow. More than a week of sweltering Summer is tiresome to me and leaves me yearning for a change. But Spring and Fall are fantastic. I love the change. I love never knowing what the weather will be and adding or peeling layers as needed. I like warm sunny days of soaking up sun rays and the chilly nights perfect for cuddling. I like rainy, drizzly, dreary gray days that keep things interesting.
The puppy is growing, family has come in to visit from Florida (Hi, Dee!!) and Indiana (Hi, Kelli!), it’s band competition season, the one surviving watermelon on the vine is nearly ripe, and 2012 is gearing down…
And it’s here. Fall has arrived. Fall in Kentucky is awesome! The animals are all out on the farm. I even saw a coyote this weekend. There are red-headed woodpeckers, hummingbirds, squirrels, rabbits, deer, turkey, hawks, owls, snakes, chipmunks and things that go thump in the woods at night. The stars are brighter when the weather is crisp. I don’t know why.
The leaves are starting to fall and the breeze that’s kicking up keeps the chimes on the front porch singing in deep, low, melodic tones. It’s fall, I’m on the farm, and life is pretty fantastic.
Happy Fall everyone!