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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

The Forecast Calls For Fall


The weather was beautiful today. Sunny and cloudless with a cool breeze, just a hint of a burgeoning autumn. None of the trees have started changing yet. I still wore a skirt and short sleeves and sandals. School's not back in for at least three or four more weeks. But I can feel it coming now; it's not far off.

Fall in New England is amazing. I've lived there for 27 years and it can still take my breath away. A golden lit apple orchard. Crunching through leaves on a dirt path through the woods. Carved jack o' lanterns on brick doorsteps. Gray, drisly days under the covers with a book. The first night you close your window against a crystalline frost. The first morning you realize you need a sweater to ward off the chill. Corduroy skirts and denim jackets and riding boots. The crush of people at the state fair, apple cider and plumes of warm breath. So many stars you feel lucky to even be seeing them at all.

I don't want summer to be over... but if it has to end, Fall is the way to do it.

2 Comments:

Blogger Kirsten rocks hardcore!

i read this prior to bed last night which led to a dream that it was already fall. oh, and it was snowing too. i woke up very confused.

7:57 AM

 
Blogger NancyPearlWannabe rocks hardcore!

You're lucky. I had a dream about vampires and spiders.

3:16 PM

 

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