But unlike the last couple of years where it was immediately cold and rainy, we have been blessed with warm temperatures in the 70’s.
The cool mornings of frost, fog and general chilliness melt away a few hours later from the warming rays of the sun and light breezes that are fragrant with Autumn’s scent.
You know that scent, right? It carries a slight metallic tinge that comes from the trees and plants shedding their colorful leaves, leaving the ground covered in a blanket of the most lovely colors of the season.
Living up here for the past 11 years, I know all too well that this weather is just one last ditch effort by Mother Nature to show off the spender of our area, and I have certainly been taking advantage of it when I get home from work.
Doors and windows get opened to let in that fresh fall air; spending time outside either cleaning up the yard or just relaxing with a good book on the deck; getting in some last minute grilling.
But mostly just taking time to relax and know that soon enough the hibernation season we call winter will be upon us.
But I don’t want to think about that just yet. I’ll keep my focus on the beautiful colors that surround me this time of year and soak up the wonderful weather that we are fortunate to have right now.
I hope that you are able to do the same.