Autumn, at last

And here we are, in the season of falling leaves, chilly mornings and pumpkin spice everything. The time of school work and better holidays, hot tea and comfort foods, when the soul-crushing humidity of the summer months gives way to sweater weather and renewed ambition.

(There’s a longstanding scientific fact I just made up that says more gets done in the colder months of the year than the warmer months.)

I put away my fan this weekend. It’s something I look forward to every year, right up there with early sunsets*, buying a new planner, and lighting the first balsam fir candle in the living room, another thing I did this weekend. I’m not entirely convinced it even smells like a balsam fir, but it does smell like fall and I like it.

Perhaps the best thing about October is that after four months I can finally wear pants again.**

* I actually like it when it gets dark really early. Your mileage may vary.

** Don’t be funny, I mean I’ve been wearing shorts.

One thought on “Autumn, at last

  1. It sounds like the weather’s finally the way you like it best. Yaay!! Yes, as I write this just after 10:15 pm., it’s been an evening of thunder, lightning and rain if you can believe it. I stood outside for awhile to take it all in, it’s so unusual. I’m keeping the a/c “on” in such a way it’ll only go on if it gets up to 82 inside. October and November can be hot, so I’m ready. It would be nice though if climate change resulted in actually getting a full-fledged autumn out here.

    The candle you got sounds really good to add to the fall mood indoors. I should try it. The leaves are falling which is great unless they’re the sticky/sappy kind. I’m keeping the shorts until I know it’s not a false alarm but glad YOU can put the dreaded item away for months to come, and climate change won’t screw it up. (That 1950 feature on it in the new Sept./Oct. Post was both shocking and not at the same time).

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