The colors are becoming more and more vibrant every day.
I love Fall.
I love the smell of the leaves,
the crunch they make underfoot,
...but especially the shuffling,
the way you can just slide your feet through them,
feeling them pile up at your ankles,
smelling the earth underneath,
rich and full of the scents that signal
coming change; the cycle of life.
I used to love Fall because it gave me a chance to cover up.
Sweaters, jeans, sweatshirts, long sleeves -
Summer was full of self-conscious and hot.
These days, though, Summer and me, we're friends;
fat arms and fat rolls be damned,
I wear what makes me comfortable,
and I love Summer.
But Fall is still special in my heart,
I still have sweaters and long sleeves that I love,
and the fire pit,
and the apple cider,
and the Halloween parties,
and Fall Festivals.
And cooler days to spend on the front porch.
And Fall Camping.
Fall is Beautiful.
Life is Beautiful.
Aren't you so glad we get to see all of this? Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the awesome of it all?