Walking every morning is always a pleasure, but this morning, even more so. There is a distinct feel of autumn in the air. I know there are hot days still to come, yet this morning was a preview of what will soon be. The air so crisp and fresh, the sky a brilliant blue with the sun shining and not a cloud in sight. With every intake of breath the early morning smell of the damp earth, so different from dry and dusty ground. The distinctive aroma of grass mown yesterday *achoo* still shiny and wet with the morning dew. Walking past the cedar trees along the sidewalk, pulling in a deep breath and causing more tingling to the senses. Temperatures barely 60 degrees this morning. I could walk forever on mornings like this.
There is such beauty in every season. I could make a case for each season being my favorite for one reason or another, but truly autumn is my favorite. I love the cooler temperatures. I love the colors of the leaves as they go from greens to golds and oranges and reds. I love a big pot of vegetable soup that has simmered on the stove all afternoon. I love lazy Sundays even bombarded by the NFL. I love high school football games on Friday nights. I love fall thunderstorms. I love everything about it!
Now, when spring comes around in March I’m sure I’ll be just as thrilled for the coming warmth and blossoming of life, but for now I am looking forward to my favorite; I am anticipating autumn.
Do you have a favorite??