How can you not love fall? The colors are vivid. The air is crisp and clear. The sun is not as high in the sky, so it casts different shadows. Things that you see every day just look different... beautiful! There's football, apples, cider, grapes, and fall flowers. The leaves on the trees turn from green to shades of reds, oranges and yellows. Seriously, what's not to love?!
It occurred to me the other day that as I am enjoying this wonderful time of year, not everyone has the opportunity to experience fall. There are places in the world - many places - that never get to see the changes of the seasons at all. They may have their own version such as rainy season, warmer or cooler seasons, things like that. But to NEVER experience fall.....
I love the cold, short days of winter with the beautiful white snow on the ground. It's a great time to cuddle up with a good book or movie and have hot chocolate, hot coffee, or hot tea. It's fun to make snowmen or have a snowball fight with the grandkids.
I love the spring when the snow melts after a long winter. It starts getting warmer. Flowers sprout and bloom and new life starts emerging all around.
I love the long, hot days of summer. There's swimming, boating, catching up with the neighbors, picnics, parties, fireworks, festivals, relaxation, vacations and so much more.
Then there's fall. It's obviously my favorite time of year. For me, it makes going through all the other seasons worth it. The beauty fulls my soul and makes me come alive.
All I can say is that I'm grateful that I live where I do. I love the definate changes of seasons. But most of all... I LOVE FALL!