Things I Love About Fall ~

Fall Clears My Mind

Those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer truly do make me feel sleepy!

I certainly am more sluggish on a hot summer day. As summer’s heavy air finally shifts into the crisper fall air, my brain fog lifts. Every year, just like clockwork.

Fall sweeps away the lethargic heaviness that keeps me slow. I begin to perk up with Fall’s cooler days.

The coming cool temperatures of fall sweep the cobwebs from my brain.

I think more clearly with the change in the weather and begin to pursue more creativity in my life and surroundings. I dive into chores I tried to avoid in summer.

It wakes me up!

I have a new found interest in beautifully, hand-crafted brooms; like the one pictured above.

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Fall colors!

Fall is a Time of Harvest & Completion

Whether literal or subliminal, fall is a time for gathering. A time to gather in the crops or outdoor items to be stored safely away before the storms of winter converge. Whatever the need, we have an instinct to gather in, to pull things closer and secure ourselves and tie up loose ends.

For me, it is that great spurt of energy when I do my best work. When ideas build and turn to fruition and I have something of worth to offer in terms of creative endeavors or completed tasks.

We see this keenly in the animal kingdom as critters gather food for the winter, picture the squirrels cheeks bulging with found nuts, scurrying up and down the tree, making many trips to store food while it’s available.

Migrating birds poignantly show the need for preparation towards the harsh, oncoming winter.

This favorite poem of mine is laden with hauntingly beautiful lines depicting this.

Something Told the Wild Geese
by
Rachel Field

Something told the wild geese
It was time to go,
Though the fields lay golden
Something whispered, “snow.”

Leaves were green and stirring,
Berries, luster-glossed,
But beneath warm feathers
Something cautioned, “frost.”

All the sagging orchards
Steamed with amber spice,
But each wild breast stiffened
At remembered ice.

Something told the wild geese
It was time to fly,
Summer sun was on their wings,
Winter in their cry.

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Fall heads the line up of the 3 Big Holidays:

Halloween

Thanksgiving

🎵 Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go. The horse knows the way, to carry the sleigh through the white and drifting snow..oh! 🎶

🎵 Over the River and through the woods, oh, how the wind doth blow! It stings your nose and bites your toes as over the ground we go, 🎶

Christmas

Like it or hate it, I’m pretty sure it’s on everyone’s minds by now as I know it’s on mine.

The first inkling of fall’s chillness brings little snippets of Christmas to my mind. I know stores are opening up to Christmas in putting out these holiday displays, even before Halloween now, everyone wants to get a jump on it so we can have the Christmas decorating and other preparations done so by the time Thanksgiving is over, hopefully, we can just enjoy all the good things of “the most wonderful time of the year.”

Theses are all the things Fall means to me.

Author: Mary Catherine

• Published writer that used to contribute a monthly article on any given subject to my local newspaper. I am no longer doing this and miss it. • Owned my own custom paint store, "Wild Woods". I called it "wall art" that consisted of murals, glazing, faux painting and also painting vinyl garage doors to look like wood or metal; usually copper. • Have had an interesting past 14 years living off the grid in a remote area in Southern Utah near the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in a progressive community that held many informative events with guest speakers, including a number of published authors, and hands-on exercises in various self-sufficient living. No longer living there. • I have another blog about grandparenting. This is a subject near and dear to my heart nowadays. *As part of "the sandwich generation", I was caught between helping my adults kids (usually with their kids) as well as caring for an elderly parent, my mother, who was suffering from dementia. I want to do some writing on the aspect of full time care givers to people with Alzheimer's as well. I feel I have learned a lot about this. ~ What a Juggling Act! Somewhere with all those balls up in the air, my own dreams had been put on hold for too long and now, after losing my mother just recently, and my grandkids in school, I hope to rekindle them. My husband and I are super busy doing major remodeling jobs on a house we purchased two years ago as well as extensive yard work. The house and yard projects, which include the restoration of an old cottage built in the 1800's that sits on the far, back corner of our three-fourths acre lot we own are keeping us both really busy. Amidst the ongoing projects, I try to squeeze in a moment here and there to work on my blogs. Creativity has always been an essential part of who I am and when I stop doing things like this, I feel like a robot mechanically moving around, just getting the necessities done. Art, Music, Writing, Gardening, Home Interior Decorating, Water Activities like swimming and kayaking are the things I crave and try to find time to do. We have to "make it a good day"!

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