Fall is my ultimate favorite season, and this year we are having a storybook fall so far in regard to the weather and the colors. The past week we’ve enjoyed mild temps in the 70s and virtually no wind, so the trees are holding their beautiful hues. Some years we’ve barely had a fall, as the cold weather moved in too quickly, or the wind blew all the leaves off the trees. After the extraordinarily hot summer we suffered through this year, it’s nice to have some mild temps and an incentive to be outside.
Yesterday was a perfect fall day. My boys had football games in the morning, so I had the privilege of watching elementary kids play games against a backdrop of fall foliage.
I have an added incentive to walk my Jack Russell, Nick, during these beautifully mild days, as the scenery just cannot be beat.
This is the first fall that I have had Nick with our family, but I think he likes it quite a bit. :-)
Normally around this time, I’d be heading back to South Dakota to enjoy some of the bounty of my parents’ apple orchard. However, this summer left no chance that a non-irrigated orchard was going to produce anything, so I’ll have to wait patiently until next year.
This is the season of leaves, colors, apples, pumpkins, bright blue skies, and coziness. Enjoy it!