I’m cheating again; my post is below.
Next week’s topic is “The Beauty of Discipline”, and is being hosted by Blair at Scribblings by Blair. For more specifics about what the Carnival of Beauty is all about, go to the CoB page here. You can also join the Google Group where you can get updates and announcements about the CoB.
I must admit it’s been really difficult for me to write about the Beauty of Autumn right now. I see all these posts popping up about the anticipation (or lack thereof) of fall… I have been designing fall ads for months now, but I still feel like it’s summer! I am glad that the humidity has dropped, as well as the temperature – we’re hovering around the mid to high 80s now and that’s been a nice relief.
I do love a lot of things about fall. I love being able to open the windows and let the house breathe some. I love taking long walks with my husband and dog. I love the changing season. When I was growing up in Peru, we had 2 seasons: cloudy (winter), and not cloudy (summer). I remember driving out to my friend’s house in the Appalachian Mountains in Pennsylvania for fall break my freshman year of college. I was amazed at the beautiful colors! (I was also head over heels for this guy named Paul, and I was quite distracted by that. ;-)) Last year we headed up to New England in October to see the leaves – breathtaking! My favorite was when were going to visit Nichole, and we were passing all the beautiful trees, and we rounded a bend and could see the ocean! There were white boats on the dark blue water, with beautiful red and orange and golden trees… I can definitely see why New England is known for their beautiful foliage. :-)
I am looking forward to cinnamon smells and hot apple cider. We’ll get a pumpkin for our entryway and maybe we’ll carve it this year! I might (but probably won’t) do some baking, spice bread and pumpkin pie. The best part of fall: it ends with holidays! I love Christmas, and Thanksgiving is good too. I love the anticipation (which, for some reason, I never really outgrew!). Fall is a pleasant reminder of the beauty of God’s earth, and a last brilliant “hurrah!” before the earth sleeps for winter. Then there’s spring…
I think I just like seasons. :-)