I LOVE fall weather. It has always been my favorite season. I am fortunate to live in the Pacific Northwest where we experience all the changing of the seasons. I’ve grown accustom to the rhythm that encompasses their flow.
Fall particularly has always spoke to me. It has signified new beginnings in my life journey. Weird, because most would look at Spring as being the new beginning time. But not so much for me. You see, I was born in September. I began my life during this time. School and college kicked off in the fall as well as a number of the jobs I have held. My son was born in late August and our first few months together were spent during this season. Fall, in particular September, has always been a new adventure time for me.
This morning, it is glorious outside. I’m sitting on our covered patio, drinking my vanilla coffee with a blanket wrapped around me. For you see, the sky has grayed over and the rain is coming down. Yesterday, the temp when I woke was around 60 degrees. The radio said it would reach 85 by afternoon…and it did. The wonder of Fall! By the evening, the sky began to cloud over a bit and the rain finally started. Not a down pour, but just a little shower now and then. This morning, it’s forecasted to only reach 75 degrees tops along with rain most of the day. That’s fine by me. I LOVE sweater weather and the fresh moist air I’m breathing in seems to cleanse my senses and lungs.
There is something comforting about the rain. I love curling up with a blanket, something warm to drink and a good book…or my computer. I treasure this weather now, as it is still warm enough to be outside and enjoy it. Soon, it will turn too cold to sit out here for very long and I will only take in its glory from my picture window. But that’s ok, because eventually the rain will turn to snow and the Christmas season will be upon us, which is my most very favorite holiday.
Yay for Fall, signaling the time of new beginnings. I can’t wait to see what it will bring!
(Original personal blog post on Saturday, September 20, 2008)