Tuesday, October 6, 2009

More of these days, please.

These are the kind of days I want more of in Autumn. There isn't a cloud in the afternoon sky and there is no breeze to speak of. The day's sunshine has warmed the air to a "balmy" 68 degrees. You see that moon in the center of the shot? When the sky darkens, it's so bright, you can read at night.

This is one of the reasons I love autumn. The changing colors of the trees makes outside a riot of reds, yellows and oranges. There is a smell to autumn, too. That last mowing of the grass combines with the mulching of the leaves. If you go to a farm stand, there is the smell of apples, pumpkins, squash, corn and the other accouterments of the season. I don't need Halloween and would be just as happy if it were suddenly canceled, because autumn would still be there.

Tuesday was a rainy afternoon in Chicagoland. A noon drizzle gave way to a steady rain. We are warned of frost coming in the next week. I have my geraniums on the deck still. I need to figure out were I will put them before the frost comes.

Ah, the first frost of the season. It just seems to clear the air even more. I don't have a lot of allergy problems around this time of year. It's the one time when the meds stay in the cabinet and I go outside and inhale completely and totally, filling my lungs with the smells of a receding year and an anticipation of a new one just around the corner.

Beverage: English Teatime


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