I saw my first falling leaf of the season this week. The calendar says Fall is fast approaching. And although we’re still months away from needing a sweater (much less a sweatshirt) here in eastern NC – the temps are teasing us with wonderfully fresh mornings.
A few months ago I posted about how tomatoes symbolize the beginning of summer for me. I do love to pay attention to symbols and shifts.
No big surprise that this is the time of year I often focus on letting things go. My only productive project for this weekend is to move the bags I have for donation from my laundry room to my car. Hey, baby steps DO count!
“Almost Fall” is my favorite season. Football season has begun. I’m not a huge sports fan. I do love to follow ECU football, though. Since large crowds leave me less-than-peaceful, I get to experience them vicariously through my pal Linda (thanks, woman!).
Gardens are producing new treasures. The fresh pear I had yesterday morning made me seek out exotic pear recipes to extend the joy.
A lot of people’s moods seem to improve. I dunno, maybe it’s just a Southern thing. There is something mAgIcAl about walking outside and NOT feeling like you’re entering a sauna – ahhhhhhhhhhhh.
And the new TV season has begun. I admit it, I’m counting down the days (15 as of today) til Ken Burns’ new series about National Parks – I know, I’m a nature nerd – and proud of it.
What am I forgetting about what makes Almost Fall so great?