Yesterday was the autumn equinox when daytime and nighttime are just about equal in length. I like when things are balanced. I also like it when things are changed up a bit. The changing of seasons really excites me. The changing of the seasons are one thing that I’m always ready for. Yesterday morning at 10:20 EDT it was summer. Then at 10:21 EDT it became autumn. BOOM!!! One minute it’s summer – the next minute it’s autumn.
I’ve been ready for fall to arrive for several weeks. The thing is this – where I live summer will hang around for many more weeks. The only noticeable difference is that the days are shorter and the sky is bluer. Although our daytime temps are a little cooler, it is still in the 90’s. To me, that’s still summer. Yet, I’m so ready to experience fall weather that I can hardly stand the wait.
At some point between the next two weekends, the house will be transformed from light and airy colors, to darker and moodier colors. Cool pastel tones will be replaced with warm earthier tones and lacey table coverings will make way for burlap and other more tactile toppers.
It’s that time of year when fruits and vegetables will be served less in cool, crisp salads and grilled entrees. There will be more soups, casseroles, and (of course) desserts.
Even though it will still feel like summer, I can enjoy the look of autumn. Sort of like having an Indian summer without the hard frost prior. I may still be wearing shorts, sandals and tee shirts, but I’ll be washing the sweaters, sweatshirts and dusting off my tennies and boots. When it really starts feeling like fall in my area, I’ll be ready. So very ready!