Thursday, November 30, 2006

3-Day Fall

Fall is such a beautiful season. It's definitely one of my favorite seasons. Fall comes and when it does, it enwraps the life around it. Fall brings so many things for us. New beginnings- nature becomes bare, to take a break and to later blossom and bare fruit for us once again in the spring. Fall brings the cold- a time to bundle up and become a home body. Time to drink cocoa and cider, time to snuggle up in blankets, and time to start wearing socks again. Fall brings excitement. The nostalgia of the upcoming holidays. School children get back into the swing of things and they will all too soon be ready for another break. The fall is such a wonderful time. Sometimes it brings the first snow. It usually has that one last hot day- the one that came out of no where- summer peeking in again, reminding us to look forward to next year, and it's new summer journeys. The fall symbolizes a full circle for me.

As I already wrote, over Thanksgiving we went home to California. When I left Arizona, it was 80 degrees. It was becoming annoying and I was so ready for my beloved fall to come. When I came back on Sunday it was all of a sudden cold- in the 50's. (That is cold for here folks.) And yesterday as I left Safeway with a Starbucks peppermint hot cocoa in my hand, I suddenly realized that I missed it. I missed the fall. Fall is always too short here, but this year was a whole different story. We must have had a 3-Day Fall, and it was on the 3 days that I was absent. The leaves never fell, they don't do that here- and the colors didn't change- that doesn't happen here either. I am trying to adjust to those details... But I always get that cooling- the refreshment from the sun, and here, that is our own little way of coming into the fall. Aparently this year it happened without me, and all in just 3 lousy days. So all of the sudden, here I am- tossed into the winter without one bit of preparation. I am truly saddened by this.

I did however get glimpses of other peoples fall this year. I saw the Baltimore leaves at the end of their change, all the people were walking around in their new winter coats. And I saw Northern California's beautiful roots. I do know one thing- nobody knows how to celebrate the fall in all of it's beauty as my mother does- look for yourself. So cheers to you fall. Sorry I missed you this year... Please stay longer next time.

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The Baby Enjoying Baltimore

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My Moms Living Room

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My Moms Family Room

3 Comments:

Blogger Abby said...

About 4 years ago my work sent me to San Diego for two weeks--right during my fall season in Utah! It broke my heart, but when I came back Hubby wisked me away to Park City for a romantic couple of days and nights--and the fall weather at it's peak! After Texas, I am inclined to vow never to live in a place without fall again...but I'm pretty sure we're moving to Las Vegas after this, so, um...crap!

10:22 PM  
Blogger brittany said...

she really does it right. Her house is perfection.

I'm sorry about your fall.

but that peppermint hot chocolate sounds like a good idea...

10:32 AM  
Blogger Kara said...

How funny, I was going to write what Brittany wrote, ver batum...wierd.

11:25 AM  

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