Are you as happy to see Autumn as I am? Seems as though summer went on forever! And, it was so hot…scorching hot…unbearably hot! I still like it better than winter. But now, here in the deep South, the heat has lessened and the leaves have begun to ponder whether they will fall again this year. It’s still pretty warm up in the day, but a little cool in the mornings and evenings. I love it.
I like everything about fall. Do you feel that way? I like to wear a sweater occasionally, and I love the festivals and fairs, and the feeling of celebration in the air. I have never been much of a Halloween fan. The boys went trick or treating and we always handed out candy…but it’s never really been that big of a deal to most of the folks we know.
The fun part of it has always been OK, but I do not go in for all the dead things and gory pictures and accessories. In my opinion, there’s too much violence in the world as it is…..why promote something that gives kids a chance to pretend they are involved. Now, I know others view it differently, and that’s just fine by me. Isn’t it a blessing that we live in a country where we have choices about the things we support or not?
By the way, this was not my intended topic for this post, but sometimes things just seems to write themselves. Does that ever happen to you? Please say it does, because I already feel a little bumfuddled!
Now THESE are the things I like about Fall! Well, maybe not the ‘raking leaves’ one. Who put that in there? However, I can remember the fun of jumping into a great big pile of them, can’t you?
I love the colors of fall most of all, I think. And, I wonder if that is because they are so ‘earthy’. The reds and the browns, and the golds, and the greens, and especially the oranges….they meld together in the nicest way, I think. There’s never any problem with them matching, because they just naturally ‘go together’. Our eyes are accustomed to seeing them next to one another. I suspect our Heavenly Father planned it that way.
This sign is more of the same, but I particularly like the way the color fades out and the words do, too. Creates a warm feeling. And, that’s another great thing about Autumn. I love to have a fire in the fireplace and sit close enough to warm one side…then turn around and warm the other. Something that has always amused me is how when people everywhere walk up to a fire…the first thing they do is put out their hands to feel it. I know they are warming their hands, but it’s just so common an occurance, that we all want our hands warmed first. Or else, we are just wondering if that roaring, crackling, bright orange and red thing is REALLY hot! And, if that’s it…I wouldn’t tell it!
“Then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and
spring rains, so that you may gather in your grain, new wine, and
Deuteronomy 11:14 NIV
Have a beautiful fall weekend!
I'm loving this weather, although I probably won't be wearing a sweater any time soon. I'm just glad I'm not boiling all the time! I do love Halloween, but I grew up and my children when it was innocent and I honestly never associated it with satan…or anything bad. Probably because I was all about the candy! 🙂
I do love the colors of Fall and when I put out my decorations they are pretty much all Fall items. I only have a few Halloween items and they are all cute things. I don't care for the creepy stuff either. I do enjoy the kids coming to the door and just love their reaction when they get a big candy bar at our house. I've been doing this for years now, we get the Costco large bars usually on sale!
I love fall, too! Such a nice reprieve from the summer heat! I am not a fan of cold weather, so fall is just perfect. Wish it could be just a tad cooler than it has been this week though! I was downright hot a few afternoons! I love the decorating, too….the pumpkins, gourds, etc. Can't stand the gory stuff, either. I don't think there's any harm in kids dressing up in costumes, attending fall festivals, etc, but we don't in to the scary stuff!