Looking ahead to fall

Posted on August 30, 2017

red maple

I had an interesting conversation with my friend Carole the other day. Now Carole is one of the most positive people I know so I was surprised when she said that she really disliked fall. According to her, “Everything dies and it gets really dark.” Me, on the other hand, I just love fall. It is my favorite time of year. It is so interesting that two people can have such different perspectives about the same thing!

Sure, I love summer and the daylight, but there is something so energizing for me about fall. I think it goes back to when I was in school. I just loved school and looked forward to the first day, starting with the last day of school! Contrast that to Mr. Ken, he never wanted the summer to end!

Why I love fall:

* The cooler weather, yet bright sunshine. I love bright sunshine, but in the summer, I have to cover myself with sunscreen every time I go outside. Since I spend a lot of time outside, this is a complete pain. I also don’t like hot weather. Although if you talk to me on a cold day in the winter, I am imagining the hot days of summer.

* The start of new things. Activities pick up. My consulting work starts up again. People are back from vacation and it’s easier to schedule time with them.

* The fall colors. I just love the bright red of the maple leaves, especially against a clear blue fall sky.

* No bugs. While I love my early morning summer walks, I hate the flying gnats that go with that. The cooler weather brings an end to the bugs.

What about you? What is your favorite season and why is it so?