Fall! Bittersweet season of starting new endeavors while tucking summer away. School starts. Pots empty and retire to the garage. Mums bloom. Bulbs go into hiding until next spring. Kindergarteners sport backpacks bigger than themselves. Seniors drive to off- campus lunch. We hate to let go of our summer freedoms, but it feels good to pull sweaters out of the closet. My mother was a teacher and she kept her deep love of Fall long after her teaching days came to an end. Something new happens in all that dying away. Listen for the scuttering leaves as they blow down the street, saving you from the rake. Savor the smell of smoky air mingling around high school football concession stands. Start a new creative endeavor as you watch the last leaf float from the trees, carrying you through winter. Your tilling of the soil today will garnish your Spring with color tomorrow.
A bit too hot, a bit to dry for your taste here in the Midwest? Drive a couple hours North. Wisconsin is experiencing a real fall with colored leaves falling on green grass. Go Cubs go!!