What is your favorite time of year? Mine is autumn. It always has been. My intention is not to rush what's left of our summer. There are still a few more summer weekends to savor. But when I start hearing the crickets outside, I know that fall is just around the corner. Even as a young schoolgirl I loved autumn. It did mean having to say 'good-bye' to the carefree days of summer, and get back into a routine. Then as I got older and started working during the summer, I would look forward to reconnecting with friends and start going to football games. But now, at this time of my life, I do adore those first crisp days of autumn. It brings a tranquility~a time of nesting~gathering in the nuts for winter. This is when I really love to cook. When there is time to prepare a hearty, thick soup or stew and let simmer away all afternoon. I like to bake with fall apples and fill the freezer with some special treats for unexpected guests.
We can start wearing our soft, warm sweaters during walks and even when the house turns a little cooler during the day.