it’s fall

The change of the season is upon us. The unstoppable force of the fall is gathering momentum. I know this not because of the date on the calendar or a cooling of temperatures, but the light in the evening has changed drastically. The sunshine at dusk has taken on the autumnal hue of cooler colors. It is pretty, I suppose, but being such a summer fanatic means I am already missing the warmer tones of the summertime sun.
Where I grew up this time of year meant hooded sweatshirts zipped up tight, warm drinks in the evening, and turning leaves. I don’t miss these things so much – I am glad to have an autumn in New Orleans – none of us really had a chance to notice the fall last year so it is nice to have it again.

4 Comments so far

  1. Editor B (unregistered) on August 30th, 2006 @ 11:49 am

    Actually last fall was the first one that felt “real” to me in many years, because it had all the trappings I grew up with and that you mention — because I was evacuated to the Midwest!

    But I’m glad to be back in New Orleans. Here’s hoping we stay all through this season without evacuations.

  2. jack Ware (unregistered) on August 30th, 2006 @ 12:56 pm

    I can’t wait for the cool weather. I hope we have a long fall and a short, severe winter. Partially just to make up for the missing winter last year and partly to kill the grillions of larve, seeds, and other pest-like things that are lying in wait for spring. Another mild winter could cause a huge bug problem next year.

    Last year I got to spend a couple of months in New York and it was wonderfully cold and rainy. I was up there for work and taking the train into Manhattan from Queens during the Bomb Scare. But it was the rain that I really remember – it seemed like it rained every day I was there. Beautiful.

  3. Eva (unregistered) on August 30th, 2006 @ 1:08 pm

    I know what you mean about the sky. It is also darker in the mornings already. While I also love Fall, I always miss the long days of Summer.

  4. Laurie (unregistered) on August 30th, 2006 @ 1:10 pm

    Your calender lies.


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