Fall is Nearly Upon Us
As I sit here enjoying my morning coffee and looking out the window - as is my morning custom - I can't help but marvel at how quickly this year has flown by. It's August now, which means that Fall is almost here! If I seem excited about that, it's true. Fall is my favorite season. I mean, what's not to love?
Fall brings vivid, deep colors to the trees, the weather becomes cool enough for a light jacket or a long-sleeved shirt, pumpkin patches open, hayrack rides are enjoyed, the smell of spiced apple cider hangs around, and there's a clear crispness in the air that is pleasant and welcomed after a summer of heat and humidity.
I get out into the forest more times in the Fall than any other season, and it's one of my favorite things. The only downside is the shorter days, making day hikes during the weekend a must. Either way, I relish and welcome the season. I can't wait.
Welcome back, Fall.