Thursday, August 22, 2013

Fall Day: postponed!??!

Sooooooooooooooo.

It's August 22nd.

Not that that's a big deal or anything, but it's almost September 1! And you know what that day is, right? All together now: FALL DAY!!!! 

Except, here's a thought...what if we postpone my fourth-favorite {and self-created) holiday until the first, real day of fall?? I know, I know, I just heard gasps. I think my scarecrows just disowned me. Sorry Andrew and Alex, I can explain. (shut up. normal people can name their scarecrows.)

I know there are some who think my early entrance into fall is silly, and so this consideration of making Fall Day the real first day of autumn seems finally realistic. But after careful analysis as to why my heart is content to wait a few more weeks, I've discovered it's because I actually get to enjoy a real, long fall again. Sweaters. Chilly weather that isn't too cold to keep you locked inside. Pumpkin everything. And ooooooooooh, the colors. Living in Cali, we had a real fall but it was shorter (it took longer for the cool breezes to blow) and more mild. And living in Hawaii meant no fall weather at all. So while I lived in those places, I embraced oranges, browns, pumpkin, and twigs with determination. In Hawaii, it also served to mark the year for me. I had a hard time with one, albeit glorious, temperature.

But now, I don't have to try so hard. Fall, with it's hay rides, pumpkin patches, spiraling leaves, and more will arrive when it's time.... and while I can't wait to get there, I am content to wait. Because I get to have a real, east coast fall again.

Oh, full heart of mine, be still. <3


And just in case you weren't aware.....fall, she is a'coming!!! Get ready. I know you can't see it well, but the yellow and red leaves are starting to appear on Sherry, the Cherry Tree..... and it's glorious!!










shut up. normal people can name their trees, too.....

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