Well, I've waited as long as I can. I thoroughly enjoyed summer. I really did. And I know we have more sunny days, boat rides, and hot dogs on the grill to come. But something else is coming. Soon, the cooler air will allow for soft, cozy sweaters, the leaves will say goodbye with one last burst of brilliant color, and the afternoon will slowly slip into evening a bit sooner.
I loved fall before it was cool to do so. I didn't need Pinterest to tell me how cozy autumn days are. I have always loved the fresh start of the new school year, the cooler mornings, and the gently falling leaves.
I love the cozy nights that gradually come sooner. Autumn evenings are spent on the couch in fresh pajamas after a shower with a soft throw and a good book.
I love the comfy food of fall. I love sloppy joes and crockpot soups, pumpkin cake, and apple pie.
And, of course, I love a steaming hot pumpkin spice latte.
But really, what I love most about autumn is knowing that we are in the twilight of the year. I love the feeling of contentment and peace autumn brings. We turn inward and spend more time together in the comfort of home. Time slows, and life can be simple. And cozy, of course.
Happy almost autumn, my friends!
Thanks, Google, for the fun!