This week's a2z meme is the letter F
F stands for FALL!!
I love FALL! I may have mentioned that before... and I'll probably mention it again... Several times. I love the changing of the seasons from the hot, humid, and sticky of Summer, to the cooler, less humid, un-sticky of Fall. I love the changing colors of the leaves on the trees. Since we are surrounded on two sides by woods, the view is spectacular! Of course, I could be biased, but I don't think so.
Fall is also the time for sweatshirts and sweaters, wearing my mismatched socks again, football (even thought I'm not a big fan), hot chocolate (although again, I'm not a big fan... I would rather have a hot Chai tea, or a pumpkin flavored latte)... Oh I could go on forever. I just might!
One thing about Fall... it bring us closer to the holidays. Many people start to grumble about that, but I don't. Here's why; when the holidays roll around (including Halloween), they bring with it an atmosphere that makes me feel cozy, close to family, and happy inside. It's those memories of days long ago...
|Radley in the woods Fall 2011|
November brought Thanksgiving, Turkey-Day Games (football), family gatherings, loads of turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, corn, cranberry sauce or relish, or salad, hot rolls, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and every other kind of pie Mom and Grandma could make. Thanksgiving was a time to give thanks to the Lord, for all He had blessed us with, and more.
And then December and Christmas. Ah... Christmas! Decorated trees, ornaments, more food (much like Thanksgiving), family gatherings, presents... A time to celebrate with family, the best Present of all... Jesus.
|New York in the Fall 2010|
I realize that Christmas is in Winter, but you see to me, Fall is the gateway into all these treasured things. With the changing of the seasons, the changing of the leaves, it's not an ending, but a beginning for me. Many people view Spring like that. I guess it's because as the leaves change into their brilliant colors, I see them as this was the way God made them! Sometimes I wish they could stay their beautiful colors year round. But then, I imagine that I wouldn't enjoy them quite as much.
Either way, whether I'm looking at the trees in their green suits of Spring or Summer, or in their multi-colored suits of Fall, I can celebrate Jesus because He was there when it was all created... But my favorite just happens to be Fall.
What's your favorite season?