“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”
– Henry David Thoreau
Friday was the first day of autumn and I have to admit I am quite disappointed that summer is over. It was a cooler, rainier summer than most and I’m sad to see it end so soon. I was hoping for many more days filled with sunshine and high temperatures. However, as Thoreau said, we should live in each season as it passes and instead of dwelling on the end of summer, let’s focus on the many good things that autumn has to offer.
Autumn means beautiful walks as lots of yellow, orange and red leaves scatter the sidewalks and streets. It always amazes me how one day my street is lush with green trees and the next, the colours have changed and the leaves have fallen. Walking home on a cool autumn day, taking in the vibrant colours and listening to the soft crunch as I walk over fallen leaves is the perfect time to reflect on my life. There’s something about the beauty of the season that provides a serene, comforting backdrop to reflect on all that life has to offer.
Autumn also comes with the aroma of freshly baked pies wafting through the air; whether it be pumpkin, apple or pecan, I love them all! Add a side of whipped cream and I’m in heaven 🙂 . There are so many great flavours this season especially, all the cinnamon flavoured drinks and desserts – I can’t wait!
So, even though the temperatures will drop and the days will start to get darker, there are many good things that fall has to offer. Enjoy the sights, smells and tastes of autumn while you can because before you know it, winter will be here.