Changes in the Air
Monday, September 23, 2013
It's appropriately chilly here this morning for the first full day of Fall. There's "steam" over the lake, but the sun is coming up bright and shiny and will soon burn off the dew on the grass. It's time to start thinking about stacking firewood a little closer to the house...
I didn't sleep well last night. My shoulders were cold, and I moved around a lot trying to find a comfy spot, but I was too sleepy to get up and find a warmer blanket. I'll be better prepared tonight.
Change is in the air. The seasons change and we must change with them getting out different clothes and putting others away. We need jackets and maybe gloves. We can put away our flip flops and beach towels where I live. The water is too cool to swim in outside now.
We change our decorations. Earth colors come out again in candles and flowers for Fall. Green changes to gold and rusty red and orange. Harvest is happening. Farmers are cutting the soy beans and the corn is going into silage. Big trucks are hauling bright red tomatoes and orange pumpkins out of the fields. We can see our breath now as we take our runs in the crisp morning air. It helps to be prepared, to make plans, so that we aren't caught off guard wondering why we didn't get more things done when we had the light and the warm days to tie up loose ends and put things away before winter comes. Start now and write it down. Make a list and check it off. Set small goals and enjoy the success of achievement. Put the garden tools away once the garden is closed and find the snow shovels. Change is in the air. Roll with it!