It may be a bit premature for a ‘yay autumn’ post, but these 70*-ish temperatures have really got me feeling like it’s just around the corner.
I don’t know if the weather gods are rewarding us for suffering those 100*+ temperatures all through July, or if this is OMG TEH GLOBAL WARMINGZ , or if maybe the gophers have all banded together and jumped at the same instant and rotated the earth a fraction or WHAT, but there’s no denying it: this tail-end-of-August weather is *gorgeous*. There’s the faintest hint of gold in the trees, the mornings are cool and sunny, and my inbox is flooded with Zappos emails about boots.
Just like every year, the onset of autumn feels like an awakening. Summer makes me draggy and un-motivated and slow, and I count down the days (sometimes literally) ’till its end. When fall hits, I stretch my legs and spend every moment outside and knit a bunch and take long walks and bake zucchini muffins and I love it.
I’m a creature of habit, so I think that a large part of my enjoyment comes from autumn’s wealth of annual events.
The family reunion in late August reminds me what’s coming up.
Then, just a couple weeks later, my birthday.
And usually a trip to Kirksville for homecoming, if we can swing it. (not this year)
Next thing you know, it’s Halloween and winter is just around the corner, and then *that’s* my favorite season.
So what does all this tell me? I’d better get knitting.
What do you look forward to in autumn?