Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Yesterday, I was driving and I had to lock my brakes up and back up to do a double take at this. The leaves are starting to change. Oh sweet all that is Holy - I'm not ready for this! I sat there and wept for summer. I know it's inevitable that winter will come so I might as well buck up and get ready for it. However, before winter is my favorite season of all... autumn! I adore autumn for many reasons. There are no bugs, including mosquitoes to ruin a nice evening. The lawn stops growing and requiring mowing all the time. I can wear pants again and even a turtleneck! Every year I think the leaves are more beautiful than the year before! The air will be crisp and clean, apples and pumpkins will abound and the sun will be brilliant in the sky. The days will be warm... but not too warm and the nights will be cool. A/C units will come out of the windows and the fresh clean air will be allowed to flow through. Old garden plants and flowers will need to be pulled and mulched, flower pots, garden items, birdbaths, statues, pool items, deck chairs & tables and lawn mowers put away in storage. Anything going through the bulkhead in the cellar needs to get there because once we start plowing, the bulkhead is virtually unusable. Flip flops and sandals are put away and the clogs and boots come out. Hats and matching mittens need to be located before needing them and the previous years boots & skipants need to be tried on to see if another season can be squeezed out of them. Orange vests are brought out and a bright orange bandana tied on the dog. We are ready, Old Man Winter... BRING IT ON!