Autumn is my favorite time of the year. Cool crisp mornings and evenings. Days that are perfect for getting the garden ready for winter. Long walks with your special someone.
My daughter lives in Modesto, aptly named City of Trees. The trees have not started shedding their leaves yet this year. When they do, the streets in her neighborhood are so blanketed with gold and orange that you can't see the asphalt. I can't wait to share pictures with you.
My problem is that I live in the part of the country where you never know just how much autumn there's going to be. One year we may have weeks upon weeks of this heavenly weather. Other years we may go from hot weather right into cold, rain, and fog. In the blink of an eye summer is gone and winter is upon us. But still, today, if I walk out onto the deck as the sun sets I can feel it. I can smell it.
Ah, sweet Autumn. Why are you so elusive, my friend? Come and stay a while longer this year.