As I wait with eager anticipation for the weather to get cooler and the nights to get longer, I can't help but think about what it is that I love about the autumn.
I love seeing the leaves changing color.
I love the smell of woodsmoke and burning leaves.
I love the crisp feeling in the air when you breath in that first cold snap of the season.
I love all of the foods that only seem to be made in the cool weather - like soup, crusty bread fresh from the oven, thick bubbly stews, and pumpkin bread!
I love dragging out all my sweaters and sweatshirts and deciding which of my favorites I will wear first this season.
I love knowing that the fiirst white glistening snow of the season will not be too far away, and that the icky grey slushy snow of late January and February is still far in the future.
I love cuddling on the couch on a Sunday afternoon staying warm under the covers with the whole family.
I love the first scent of the stale air from the heater as it kicks on for the first time, reminding us of how lucky we are to have a home, a family that loves us, and the means and ability to provide that family with plenty of warmth, food and hugs!
I hope that this season will bring all of our family and friends the same joy, comfort and feelings of love that it does for me each year!