October 18, 2008
It is finally fall... at least in my mind. The humid Florida air has cooled- just a touch, and I have scattered my faux fall foliage about my house. My jack-o-lantern dessert plates are now in the plate rack... and my thoughts are really turning towards the new season. It has taken me a long time to get here, and I am glad I made it. I do love fall. The crisp air... the reds and golds of the leaves... apples and pumpkins. One of my favorite fall memories is Camden experiencing his first "real" fall... in Michigan. He was in second grade. While I was wishing for sun and crisp air, he just enjoyed every bit- the leaves, the corn maze, the pumpkins... all in the rain. He just loved experiencing something brand new. We love it here in Florida, but we do miss fall. And we wouldn't mind a day or two of a northern winter once in a while. But the passing seasons, and the ones we are missing don't matter much at all, as long as we are all together.