“There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!”
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Most people talk about the energy of spring, but I find myself more energized by the crisp air and the feelings that fall brings each year. I love being able to pull out my favorite old sweater, and to wrap myself in a cozy scarf. It is a time many people get depressed as the darkness comes much earlier, yet I find the beauty in the early night sky. The colors are vibrant and the scents uplifting. To me fall provides a feeling of warmth and a feeling I do not get the rest of the year.
Last year I did not get to enjoy all the things I love as most of my fall was spent in the hospital or in the bed. In 2012 I plan to soak up all that I missed and to celebrate the vibrant fall! So if you drop by my house you may see bursts of autumn color and the occasional Halloween spook. Come in and you will smell the homemade applesauce I make for my kids, or the scent of pumpkin! If you bump into me somewhere I will likely be wrapped in a favorite scarf holding a pumpkin spice latte! If I do not answer the phone in the evening I am probably curled up with a throw, a good book, and some hot tea. Over the next few months I will be celebrating the welcome change in seasons.