Thursday, October 07, 2010

Indian Summer

I just can't remember a nicer stretch of weather than what we've had for the past two weeks (yes, after a horrible, flooding, damaging rainy seige). Here is what I like a lot:

  • Discovering that fields on either side of a road I travel frequently were planted in pumpkins. The orange globes just appeared the morning after our frost.
  • The migrating warblers hopping branch to branch, so tiny.
  • Combines and gleaners, and the stubble they leave behind.
  • A maple tree that changed literally overnight from green to red and gold.
  • Sweatshirts with shorts.
  • The crisp clean air under high pressure.
  • The last of the mosquitoes.
  • Apples. Apple Crisp. Caramel apples.
  • Seeing Jack's fall dapples fade as his winter coat starts to come in.
  • A harvest moon.
  • Frost on the Aframe that melts in time to play.
  • Maggie's energy in the cooler weather.
  • The way the midday sun feels so warm on your face.
  • The first batch of stew.
  • Twilight.
  • Post season baseball.

To be continued

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