Welcome, Welcome Autumn Equinox! Let me add a few more Welcomes in there just to clarify how very happy I am that Autumn has officially arrived! Woo and hoo!
I have always been a big fan of Autumn. Regardless of where we lived or how the seasons played out, Autumn was always top dog with me and I don't really know why. I guess it's just one of those things that's just typed right on my DNA. Thou shalt love Fall! And it was so.
Now that I'm giving it a little more thought, I suppose this is one of the reasons I adore autumn:
That, my friends, is an open window. And it is a beautiful sight to see. Over the weekend, it was so absolutely gorgeous out in the morning that we opened a few windows for awhile. And, most importantly, we were still comfortable after doing so. The inside of the house was not too hot, not too humid, it was wonderful! Fresh Air! I love when that happens.
And it was earlier than usual this year. Usually, the first opening of windows doesn't happen until sometime in October. Very Exciting! The window opening generally begins slowly, just a few hours in the morning and evening each day, closing them as soon as the temperature begins to rise and re-opening once it falls again. But as the days go by, we find the windows open longer and longer until, they just stay open all the time and the fragrance and the breeze (and the outside sounds, lets be fair) swoop through the house all the time and eventually it's so cool that I have to put on a sweater. Love It!
The weather being cooler and less humid also means spending more time outside comfortably and that's huge! I have big plans for lots of yard work and Tim is looking forward to getting that second coat of paint on the outside of the house. Over and Done! It's not that a person cannot spend time outside in the summer, it can be done. I know because we do it. But it's not.......pleasant. We'll just leave it at that. So we are looking forward to being outside and being happy about it.
Here's something else that I look forward to every autumn:
Rainbows in the house! Shortly after we moved into this house, Tim put a window film on the glass part of the front door so that we have light but privacy. Due to the position of our planet around the sun this time of year, in the late afternoon, the light of the sun comes directly through that window and breaks into prisms that make rainbows on the floors and walls for a short time. I cannot begin to describe how much that tickles me. And it only happens this time of year.
And speaking of the earths changing alignments in Autumn, this is the best time of year to view my favourite Constellation, Orion! It pleases me to no end to look up into a dark, cloudless sky, night after night after night and immediately spying a bright, clear view of my old friend, The Hunter! Can't explain it, but it's true.
I love that we begin to eat different foods this time of year. After a long hot season of various salads and simpler, lighter fare, now I can begin to make more casseroles and stews and soups! And pies! I rarely make pies in the summer. For some reason, to me, pies are a cold weather treat. As are cobblers! Additionally, the grocery store offerings in the produce section will have changed. Apples are back!
Ok let's be honest. Nowadays you can get strawberries in December and apples in June BUT they aren't great. They sort of whisper their representation of the real fruits (and veggies!) I am happy to wait, thank you very much, for the real deal. And right now we have the last of the fresh beautiful juicy fragrant peaches and the beginnings of apples and pears and I am such a happy girl :)
Yet another reason to love fall (as if I needed another reason) is a wardrobe change. I do like my clothes. It's the reason I bought the things I bought. Because I liked them. But after wearing the same things, day after day after hot sweaty summer day, I am ready for a change. I am so looking forward to the temperature dropping so I can start wearing long pants, long sleeved shirts, sweaters, sweatshirts and occasionally even a jacket! It's been so long now, that I'm not positive I remember which shirts go with which pants?? I'll have the joy of figuring it out all over again.
Here's a final reason: New TV season! So tired of reruns
I reckon those are the biggest reasons why I adore this beautiful season of Autumn! What's your favourite season??
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.