Tuesday, September 22, 2009
The Sentiment of Autumn
Today is the first day of Autumn. I woke to a very misty morning, When I went to let the kitties out early I saw that the lawn was covered in fog and dew. I started to think about what is to come this Autumn as I looked out at my kitty friends, their noses pointed up, smelling the wet air. Among my thoughts were sentiments regarding this pivotal change in year - where we finally say goodbye to summer and her watermelon, lemonade and strawberries and trade them for Autumn's hot tea, baking and sweaters. Pumpkins, cinnamon spices, leaves, quilts, candles and a change in daylight are sure to fill my senses in the coming weeks. A trip to the pumpkin patch will follow tradition's suit, and just as soon I will find myself filled with excitement and anticipation for the last few holidays this year has to offer.
I reminisced about the past - hauling my mother's old suitcase out from under her bed to unearth the fall decorations. I was always pleasantly reminded of past seasons by what I would pull from that old suitcase: garlands of leaves, candles, home sewn trick-or-treat sacks and mounds of Halloween decor - all a child needs to spark their imagination and memory. So to you I toast this chilly morning, this year's first day of Autumn, with a cup of pumpkin spice cocoa. Get out the cinnamon! Get out the cloves! Autumn is here friends, take the time to enjoy her this year.