Autumn, Where Is Thy Sting?

Today is that magical day in early fall that I look forward to each year.

It is that delicate and precarious equilibrium point that creates a sort of evanescent Eden. 

It is the weekend in which the grass has all but stopped growing and so does not need mowing, and it is too early in the autumn for leaves begin to fall and need raking.

So, really, I would not have to go outside at all today if I didn’t want to.

But that is the other wonderful thing about this transitional weekend.  The weather is so wonderful, a person actually wants to go outside! 

It is like winning the trifecta.  Not only do I want to get outside, but I actually have time to enjoy it when I am out there, because I am not raking leaves or mowing yards. 

Don’t get me wrong.  There are still plenty of things that need to be done inside.

But when I am outside enjoying the weather, it is so much easier to ignore all of the things inside that need doing.

So, really, this is a quadfecta.

And I plan to enjoy it to the fullest.




    • Hi Colin! It has been oddly calm here. There is usually always a wind blowing in Texas, but it’s been relatively calm this past week. But I’m sure that’ll change soon enough. As you say, it is always greener on the other side.

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  1. We have a pleasant weather in northern India too today after blistering heat. We do not get autumn though. The trees always keep their leaves. So when I read about autumn, I feel a sense of loss that quite unlike the sense of loss that autumn poetry should create…weird, isn’t it?

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    • Hi, Shaily! Autumn is indeed a very magical time. It is definitely my favorite season of all of them. But that is probably just because the summer’s are so brutal here (like they are in India, I imagine), that fall arrives to such a feeling of relief from everyone. Here’s hoping you have more pleasant weather in the future. 🙂

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      • Hey Biff, The Weather changed overnight. It is slightly cooler during the day and fans get the reast of the day off at night. It is a relief, no doubt. However, I am totally unaware of fall colours since in India, we never have bare trees. Some species of trees erratically decide to dump their leaves somewhere in the middle of the year but the timing could be spring, summers or winters.


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