It seems, Dear Readers, that the “dog days” of summer are behind us.
There are subtle hints of Autumn’s harkening everywhere. The crickets are performing grand concerts every night. I’ve even heard geese honking overhead.
And, then, there’s this:
Yep. Scarlet-colored leaves. If that doesn’t announce Autumn’s early arrival, I don’t know what does.
There’s also this:
When did this happen? These must be left over from last Autumn, right? Nope. There are, apparently, trees already shedding their leaves.
Sadly, what was once green and bountiful, is now turning yellow and withering. It probably sounds crazy, but I’m going to miss my tomato plant. This is the first (outdoor) plant to flourish while in my care!
There have been celestial changes, too. The sun is retiring earlier every night, and rising later in the morning.
Aside from seasonal allergies, I’m excited for Autumn. I’m hoping to go leaf-peeping and apple-picking. And, oh! I must have hot apple cider with mulling spices! Let’s not forget dipping apple slices in caramel sauce.
Change is always difficult. Even positive changes can spark anxiety. I have found, though, that identifying things that I enjoy (and am grateful for) makes transitions much easier.
Thank you, Dear Readers, for visiting today. I hope there’s something about Autumn that you can look forward to, too.
With Love & Gratitude,