September 22, 2016

In the fall...

September 22, 2016 (266/366) Happy First Day of Fall!

Maybe it's because my life runs on an academic calendar, 
but fall really does feel like more of a beginning than an end. 

 It's time for:
  • crisp mornings with low-lying fog.
  • clear, starry nights by the fire.
  • brilliant foliage that changes every day.
  • long walks in the woods with the smell and sound of the dried leaves beneath my feet.
  • bundling up in cozy sweaters, scarves, skirts, tights, and comfy boots... I just feel more "me" at this time of year. 
  • Sunday afternoon football games.
  • hot cider, coffee, tea, and bold red wines.
  • hearty soups, roasted pumpkin seeds, and apple pie.
  • observing, reflecting, planning, starting over...