I know I am going to contradict myself in this article about loving fall but I am going to try anyway.
Here’s a free crochet project, Autumn Wreath.
Though for many of my southern American friends, you won’t be seeing the cool temps for a while but trust me, it’s coming you way eventually. Fall for me, is a sense of renewal and it’s remarkable that the first week of September for our region is a drastic change. It’s like that every year. It’s like a switch got flipped and suddenly the weather gets cooler and more rainy.
Some of the leaves have already begun to change but we haven’t seen the golden, red, yellow and burnt auburn leaves as of yet. It’s still a bit early and it can wait as long as it needs to.
The smell of rotting leaves is heaven to me. Again, I think it has to do with a sense of renewal and association to kicking the leaves on the way to school many moons ago. I love fall only until the leaves are hanging by a thread from the trees.
As soon as the trees are bare, the landscape gets dingy, gloomy and quite frankly depressing. We wait for snowfall to come to give our landscape the next change in the season. By the time our Thanksgiving rolls around in the 2nd week of October, we are on a one way path to winter. We can expect wet snowflakes to fall once in a while and heavy snow as early as November. The snow will last all the way until May, in some cases.
Winter cane be long, dark and for me, I get tired of wearing multiple layers of clothes and sweaters! In the meantime, I’m going to enjoy the fall for the few short weeks that it is here. Before we know it, the Christmas music will be on and we are barreling our way through another holiday season.