Thursday, August 7, 2008

Morning Walk: Change in the Air

I always look for it, every year. Sometime in August, there is a day that gives you a hint that the season is starting, slightly to turn. Today was the day. I noticed a different tang to the air rather than the usual humid heaviness that we experience in the middle of summer here. Although the high was in the mid 80's yesterday and today it will be 87, the air experienced a coolness that can only be attributed to sun not being around quite as long as it was a month ago. G-dog and I walked with a lighter step and I began to notice other things that told of the coming changes. The acorns are starting to fall, half eaten ones crunching under my feet, tiny green ones shaken from the branches. There are holes starting to appear in my flower beds, squirrels hiding their stash or stealing another's. The rabbits seem to be munching everything they can pack into their cheeks and all the woodland creatures are looking a bit pudgy.

Fall is my favorite season and this change signaled something in my brain to smile the rest of the walk, thinking of the evenings we'll spend around the outdoor fireplace, sipping wine and just enjoying the sounds and scents of the season.

12 comments:

Tami said...

I'm jealous! I wish we had that season change :)

But in Florida we only have super hot, kinda hot and less hot all slapped with high humidity! Don't take a deep breath here --- you'll choke!

hullabrouhaha said...

I do the same. I notice a slight tang in the air or a change in the morning scents and know that autumn/fall is on its way.

I love your optimism in talking about sitting around the fire drinking wine. I am hoping we will have friends over a lot to cook and entertain.

Hullabrouhaha

xx

only a movie said...

Fall is the best season for sure, but it is bittersweet for us teaching folk...:-)

leezee52 said...

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Middle Aged woman said...

I'm with only a movie on that bittersweet part, but I still love the colors and the temps.

Kristen Andrews said...

I love fall also, but dread Winter! It is really nice today in Michigan :)

Los said...

I noticed some leaves falling off a tree today and thought the same thing! Another sign will be when football is on every channel on TV ...

Lindsay said...

I love that time of year. Since I'm so much farther south I won't experience that change for a few more weeks yet (especially with highs in the mid-90s to 100), but I'm really looking forward to it.

Ahh, fall...

Cristin said...

Today WAS the day... I thought the exact same thing this morning as I was closing the windows against the morning chill...

Fall is my favorite too... I prefer to be outdoors when it's cooler... and I actually look forward to hibernating for the winter...

Cherlyn said...

I haven't had THAT day here yet. But I'm looking forward to it. Fall is my favorite as well. =]

kccat said...

Even though our summer hasn't been miserable like it normally is, I too am ready for fall. Bring it on. Today is our change in the air day. It's only 65 degrees.

I tagged you in my blog - so I hope you participate :)

Mama Dawg said...

Mine was yesterday, too. I thought I was the only one that felt that! Cool!

However, mine was a false hope since it's August and I know we still have 2 more months of incredibly hot weather.