... I had no intention for this to be a post about Autumn, honest. We ’ve all had and done our share of the beauty of the season and the glorious images to go along with it but by the time you see this one on the weekend, it will pretty much be over around here. The photo was taken during the middle of the week, a beautiful, perfect Fall day. The next day was still in the 80’s. By Friday we will have a very different reality,
with low clouds, freezing drizzle, possibly snow in areas, highs in the 30’s. And alot of the leaves won’t make it so that’s why I wanted to show you this image. There will be some more milder days ahead but it won’t look quite so beautiful.
We’re always thrilled to make it to this time of the year. Not only do we get to gaze at the beauty of the
golden trees and Colorado blue sky but there is also the peacefulness and the quieter spaces. On our walks now we are starting to see couples who look like us. It’s the time of year when the very large and loud families go home and the retirees show up. The folks who know how to share the sidewalks and offer a smile and hello as they pass, who even make eye contact! Who ask you about your town instead of taking it over. There’s a better possibility of running into friends and neighbors again and having conversations. We can get a bench in the park and appreciate the sun on our faces, sigh deeply and just ... be.
I do love the change of seasons and some of what each one brings and seriously hope I can remember that this winter!