Fall Falls

colorful-autumn-trees-lake-23247662It’s a new season and time to change the header and turn thoughts to the cozy and colorful.  My new header is actually an old one I have used before featuring G1 and G2 a few years ago.  The photo still warms my heart.

My outlook today is optimistic at best.  As I look out my window the skies are gray and sunless and the oak and maple and elm trees just hinting at the future beauty we associate with Autumn.

Of course there are places in full color, just not here right now.  Rain is coming very soon, a distant effect of hurricane Joaquin, with accompanying winds.  Though nothing like those in the direct path are experiencing.

The beginning of Fall makes me want to gambol about like a lamb.  Or at least how I think a lamb would gambol.  But I have discovered it is the ‘idea’ of Fall that makes me feel that way.  I always say, “Oh Fall is my favorite time of year.”

If I really look at how I feel when Fall comes I have to admit to a certain sluggishness, a desire to follow the bear into the cave to hibernate.  Hmm now that thought is somewhat appealing.  And of course all that eating to prepare for a winter of sleep.  I could do it!

Our bursts of color and the crispness of the air, is I think nature’s way of apologizing for what will follow.  I am very careful not to bad mouth winter.  As a Canadian subject to clearly defined seasons I make it a practice to never complain about the ‘white’ months.  I really feel anyone who cannot embrace that season really ought to take up residence somewhere else.  I try to respond positively to complainers without being rude and succeed mostly all the time.

But back to Fall.  Color, crispness, calm.  There is nothing better than a walk on a typical day.  I have been trying to walk everyday and last week found myself in a warm down pour that soaked every part of me.  It was a lovely warm day and I felt like a child walking in the rain.  I wanted to gambol about then too, but the neighbours were about so I restrained myself.

In a few days the rain will pass, the sun will shine and I will find myself thinking delicious thoughts about Autumn again.  Our Canadian Thanksgiving is in a week and it is my favorite holiday, one with companionship, a holiday feeling without having to buy gifts.

Giving thanks for what we do have no matter how great or small is so important.

11 thoughts on “Fall Falls”

  1. I love the way your describe your Canadian Fall, so much emotion in there Chris, it was beautiful to read and feel how you feel.
    I remember our Autumns from my years in the UK…..and I too loved that time of year, but we don’t have Fall here in my part of Oz, just hot or cool!

  2. It was a beautiful fall day here in Manitoba, Chris. One I’m sure we would enjoy as we gambol in the leaves. I enjoyed your description of the season. Crisp like a fresh apple.

  3. I really like that header picture too Chris. I’ve forever fallen in love with your names for your little loves “G1 and G2”.

    We are dancing about in the rain from the hurricane leftovers as well. I’m looking forward to the orange and red and yellow fires of color!!!

  4. That was a lovely description of a Canadian fall. I must admit I did just that, moved away, as I really don´t like a cold snowy winter. (although it looks pretty on Christmas cards and pictures.) Fall is a nice time and thanksgiving is wonderful. Enjoy it!

  5. that was really lovely and so vividly descriptive of Fall or Autumn… Here in Bulgaria the summer ends suddenly between the last week of September and the first week of October…then we wait for snow in January….It is beautiful just how nature appears every year, like a lady dressed for the ball., with wonderful creations of colour and light.

    Hope that you are well

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