Aug 17, 2010

This is my time

I'm ready for fall. I'm not wishing away the summer of me by any means - it's been fabulous so far, but I'm itching.

Itching for the first cool breeze, so I can drive to work with my sunroof open and feel the autumn air kiss my cheeks in greeting. I'm ready for a sip of my first caramel apple spice of the season - to feel the whipped cream soothe, after the cider burns my tongue. (Because let's be honest, I'm never patient enough to wait to drink it). I'm ready for the first smell of crispness - where you can just tell by the air that everything is fresh and ready to transition into this.
My weekends in the fall are filling up and frothing over, like the pumpkin spice latte I can't wait to wrap my hands around. And I'm itching to get it started. I've always loved autumn, but somewhere, sometime, a shift happened and made it my time of year. I'm happier, more fun, and more relaxed in the fall.

Fall never disappoints me. It welcomes me with its apples and pumpkins, letting me know it's okay to don jackets and a light scarf or two, and then gently says goodbye as the colder temperatures of winter settle in.

So I'll enjoy the rest of the summer. I'll make plans, put on sunscreen, and attend a barbeque or two, but I'll be waiting. To scratch that itch. To jump into the season like children jump into raked leaves. Ready to greet it like I would a long-lost friend.

I'm waiting friend. Ready when you are.

(Photo: Design Crush)


Anonymous said...

This was lovely! I wish autumn weren't so fleeting in this neck of the woods - it only lasts a few weeks before winter sets in for a good 6-7 months, but while it's here, the leaves, sunshine, slight chill and pumpkin lattes are just heavenly :)

Stevie said...

I was just thinking of how wonderful fall is around here. Some of the leaves are already starting to change color, which is strange to see since it's been in the 90s here the last week!

But I LOVE those autumn days where it's still sunny and slightly warm, but with a faint chill in the air and the leaves are all different colors of the rainbow.

And, I'll get to see YOU this fall!

Gracie said...

Oh, this made me miss autumn so much!

Amber said...

I miss Fall so much too! It's definitely my season as well! Fall is NEVER too long for me, if anything it's too short!!

Lucy The Valiant said...

oh, I'm with you! I LOVE autumn the most out of all the seasons! No other time makes me so happy!!

Mandy said...

So very well written my dear. I love this post, almost as much as I love you. I'm ready for fall a well which is unusual for me. Maybe it has something to do with promises of spiced pumkin lattes and getting together with a far away friend who's coming to see how my grandpap makes apple butter cooked in a copper kettle on a crisp, cool October day.

erin - mutterings of eringirl said...

wonderful post! I love the fall and spring... the two transitional seasons feel so special and sacred to me. Now you have me wishing for fall too!

HC said...

I cannot wait for autumn! It's my favorite season! The colorful leaves, the crisp smells of outside...oh, I cannot wait!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Very well written! (as usual) I am also SO READY for fall. I have had it with the hot temps and high humidity. We did get a break the last couple of days, but the heat/humidity is making its return, right in time for my 18 mile run this weekend.

I can't wait for pumpkin spice lattes, skinny jeans paired with fabulous boots, scarves, and falling leaves.

Ally said...

Ohhh, I'm definitely ready for fall to get here! Sure, I'll miss the produce and the flowers, but this summer has been the pits as far as the weather and my ability to stand being outdoors for extended periods of time. Fall is my favorite season anyway, but I have a feeling it'll be especially so this year!

Nora said...

This is some of your best writing yet! I love it =) I'm not a fan of pumpkin spice lattes (hope we can still be friends!) but I love me some hot chocolate on a cool fall morning. I'm so ready for it to be now.

Diana Mieczan said...

You are making me miss fall...I want it now so badly...hahaha....Hmmm...:)


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