Things I Love About Fall ~

Fall Clears My Mind

Those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer truly do make me feel sleepy!

I certainly am more sluggish on a hot summer day. As summer’s heavy air finally shifts into the crisper fall air, my brain fog lifts. Every year, just like clockwork.

Fall sweeps away the lethargic heaviness that keeps me slow. I begin to perk up with Fall’s cooler days.

The coming cool temperatures of fall sweep the cobwebs from my brain.

I think more clearly with the change in the weather and begin to pursue more creativity in my life and surroundings. I dive into chores I tried to avoid in summer.

It wakes me up!

I have a new found interest in beautifully, hand-crafted brooms; like the one pictured above.

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Fall colors!

Fall is a Time of Harvest & Completion

Whether literal or subliminal, fall is a time for gathering. A time to gather in the crops or outdoor items to be stored safely away before the storms of winter converge. Whatever the need, we have an instinct to gather in, to pull things closer and secure ourselves and tie up loose ends.

For me, it is that great spurt of energy when I do my best work. When ideas build and turn to fruition and I have something of worth to offer in terms of creative endeavors or completed tasks.

We see this keenly in the animal kingdom as critters gather food for the winter, picture the squirrels cheeks bulging with found nuts, scurrying up and down the tree, making many trips to store food while it’s available.

Migrating birds poignantly show the need for preparation towards the harsh, oncoming winter.

This favorite poem of mine is laden with hauntingly beautiful lines depicting this.

Something Told the Wild Geese
by
Rachel Field

Something told the wild geese
It was time to go,
Though the fields lay golden
Something whispered, “snow.”

Leaves were green and stirring,
Berries, luster-glossed,
But beneath warm feathers
Something cautioned, “frost.”

All the sagging orchards
Steamed with amber spice,
But each wild breast stiffened
At remembered ice.

Something told the wild geese
It was time to fly,
Summer sun was on their wings,
Winter in their cry.

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Fall heads the line up of the 3 Big Holidays:

Halloween

Thanksgiving

🎵 Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go. The horse knows the way, to carry the sleigh through the white and drifting snow..oh! 🎶

🎵 Over the River and through the woods, oh, how the wind doth blow! It stings your nose and bites your toes as over the ground we go, 🎶

Christmas

Like it or hate it, I’m pretty sure it’s on everyone’s minds by now as I know it’s on mine.

The first inkling of fall’s chillness brings little snippets of Christmas to my mind. I know stores are opening up to Christmas in putting out these holiday displays, even before Halloween now, everyone wants to get a jump on it so we can have the Christmas decorating and other preparations done so by the time Thanksgiving is over, hopefully, we can just enjoy all the good things of “the most wonderful time of the year.”

Theses are all the things Fall means to me.

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