Labor Day is coming up. The last long weekend for the summer. Summer is ending. It’s almost time to close up the pools, cover the grills, take out the A/C’s in the windows and put away the lawn furniture. So sad, I have had a great summer.
Soon we will have to turn our clocks back and lose some sleep. It’s almost time to start preparing for winter…YUCK!!! I know…..depressing isn’t it?
My favorite season is coming…autumn. I love this time of year. There is a briskness to the air. The fields have a fog/mist over them like a white blanket in the mornings. The temperature may be in the 80’s right now but the breezes can be cool. The temperature is perfect. It’s time for my favorite apparels, sweatshirts and jeans.
Football season is in full swing. Love my Saturdays watching my favorite college team play. Going to my brother’s house to watch the game and having some great food and having someone else yell with me at the TV. GO BUCKS!!!! That is The Ohio State football team for those of you that may not know my favorite team. Ranked #1. Whoo-hoo!!!
The local high school football season has already begun. I can set on my front yard and listen to the announcers with their calls of the game and hear the roar of the crowd when we score a touchdown. That brings a smile to my face, knowing how my little town supports its local school in a big way.
I love when the leaves begin to turn. My back yard begins to take on a new look. The leaves become a dark green before they begin to turn colors like red, yellow and orange. My home town looks so pretty when the streets are lined with the different colors of trees. The fields that have trees are so beautiful with all their colors of the leaves and the fields with a golden hue from the corm or wheat. It can be breath-taking.
The smells of the season are amazing. When folks mow their lawns you get the fresh cut grass smell that wafts over my town. The fields being harvested and the smells of the dirt being turned over is beauty to my nose. There is a pureness in the air.
Autumn brings me back to my childhood. It reminds me of playing in the yard after school. Diving into piles of raked leaves. Hearing the leaves crinkle under my feet. Going to my Aunt and Uncles farm and playing with the animals, running around in the yard and trying to ride the English Sheep dog. That dog was huge. I loved going to footballs games to watch my brother and cousins play. It reminds me of a simpler time in life.
What is your favorite season and why?