Falling back into Autumn

Fall Time google image

Summer is officially over!  Today is the first day of the new season and I am excitedly anticipating falling back into Autumn.    The autumnal equinox is the day when the Northern Hemisphere begins to tilt away from the sun.  This is the beginning of shorter days, cooler temperatures, falling leaves, campfires, friends over for dinner on the patio and cozier evenings.   

 It is the time when the bright vibrant colors of summer begin to give way to the bolder warmer tones of autumn.  The warm summer days bow out and allow the slightly cooler temperatures to take center stage. This is the time of year that beckons me to enjoy my morning coffee on the front porch.  To breathe in the fresh cool morning air.  It is a refreshing time especially after the record temperatures this past summer.  The landscape begins to change ever so slowly revealing things that have been hidden by the leaf covered trees and vines.  What new surprises are waiting? 

Falling into Autumn at the Fall Festival

It’s the beginning of the fall festival season, pumpkin patches, barbecue cook offs, county fairs and football.  It is the beginning of sweater season and wrapping up in snuggly time-worn quilts. 

Autumn is when the birds return from wherever they have spent the summer; blue birds, cardinals, hummingbirds, blue jays and woodpeckers to name a few.  Also, dozens of deer will begin to move around the area.  Some will have their offspring in tow, some will just be showing off in general trying to attract a little personal attention.  Oh and yes the feral hogs will be back…rooting up the yard and being a general nuisance to the neighborhood. 

Autumn is a slower time of the year, it’s a time when I tend to linger a little longer when walking the dogs.  It is the time of the year when I enjoy eating my lunch sitting on a bench with the warm sunshine on my shoulders and the cool breeze at my back.   It’s the time of year I enjoy the smell of chili or gumbo simmering on the stove while the autumn breeze gently blows through the open windows of the house.  It’s the time of year when it feels as though the leaves on the trees are speaking to my soul and the wind is wrapping its arms around me as if to say “where have you been?”.  I have missed you!  That is exactly the way I feel about Falling back into AutumnWhere have you been?  I have missed you!  Welcome Home!

Falling Back into Autumn with a Cinnamon Latte

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23 responses to “Falling back into Autumn

  1. misswhiplash

    Well as I said I came to have a look. As soon as I saw those lovely doggies I knew that you were my kind of person so without hesitation I pressed the follow button. Then I read about Autumn and such a lovely way to write I could really feel the warm sun and the breeze through the window.
    Yes I am going to enjoy reading your posts, so thank you twice for dropping in on me ..I have gained another friend and her dogs

    • Misswhiplash thanks dropping by and for the follow. Our mutual friend the island traveler suggested we meet, well in a round about way. I am so glad he did. I will have to stop by and thank him as well. enJOY your day!

  2. I loved this post. Autumn was in the air about two weeks ago up here. Our Aspens are just beginning to turn. And the blankets have been strategically place on the couches. Firewood is stacked and I am ready. I love fall too. Thank you for putting into words just how I feel.

  3. Jeanne ~ You sound positively jubilant!

    Coffee? Beignets? Back porch? Tomorrow? 😎

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  5. Such great imagery, Jeanne.Makes me look forward to some of those activities. Thanks for the ping, too!

  6. Perhaps its a great feeling to have a season like that of autumn in your country.Here in the Philippines we dont have the chance to encounter that since we are in the tropics.I knew that it is beautiful as the leaves falling down in an orange color like that of what I’ve seen in movies..I can feel in your post how wonderful to have that season…Great post..=)

    • John, Is the temperature in your area the same all year? I hope you have some sort of seasonal changes other than hot and hotter. Looking forward to learning about your country.

  7. That Cinnamon latte is perfect as we watch the warm , golden colors of Autumn. This Season is also a favorite of mine. Cool weather, amazing colors, “Thanksgiving spirit” , Halloween and more….Beautiful post. This week’s photo challenge is about Fall…this is one perfect post.

    • I love the holidays and all the different varieites of treats and colors. Thanks for your encouraging words and all the wonderful bloggers you shared the versatile blogger award with. I have already made a few new friends.

  8. Driving back from the farm the other night, Rick pointed out that at 8:00 we were driving home in the dark. Autumn…Here she comes again.

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  10. I relived every moment described in your post vividly in my imagination! Imagine our lives without Fall..:-(
    Great post!;-)

  11. I am also in great anticipation for Fall, but after reading this post I really can’t wait!! Such a wonderfully written post.

    • A N T I C I P A T I O N…is the package that holds the gift of the coming season. I am looking forward to unwrapping this precious gift. It sounds like you are as well.

  12. fall + fall
    that double meaning …

  13. I love fall colors… so rich! 🙂

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