Well, it’s that time of year. When things start to blaze with colors, nature can’t seem to get enough of the different palettes in her paint box. Everywhere you look, animals are busy foraging, getting ready for the season ahead. Sweaters come out, warm drinks ply hands, soups become popular again…ah, this beautiful hug from heaven.
Of course, here in Ohio, we’ve been drenched in rain but I’m sure the sunshine is smiling down somewhere out there. If you could please box some up and send it our way, we wouldn’t mind at all— School is back to a brisk start and the kids are settling into their routines. Apple cider is haunting store shelves and those donuts and turtle apples are looking pretty good right now.
Soon talk will turn to holidays and family gatherings and cheer will gather in our hearts. For there’s nothing quite as special as this time of year. My children have had their Christmas lists ready since last Christmas. Lol. Of course, changes have come up, here and there. Spending time with family and friends though is the best part of the holidays and a joy I wish that we shared more often throughout the year. It is hard with everyone spread throughout the country and sometimes world.
Yes, enjoy those fall colors while they last, they are a gift, a reminder of pleasant days to come. Okay, so we can forego the white stuff, but at least we’ll trudge through it together, smiling, laughing, making memories. And that’s what counts.