When I was in Mexico I complained A LOT about how hot it was. The heat, the humidity, the no air conditioning, the sun, the heat, the humidity, the bugs (wait, that’s a different problem), and the never-ending heat.
Oh, and also the heat.
So it’s with no small amount of pleasure that I welcome fall. Yes, I realize there’s still three weeks of summer, but not in western Michigan. The leaves are turning, falling, and blowing all over the place, four deer have run in front of my car in the past week, and best of all, I’ve had to wear a jacket!
Several homes along out street have gardens and yesterday on my way to work I noticed a patch of ENORMOUS pumpkins. HUGE! Just laying every which way in the dirt. (Yes, it’s been awhile since I’ve been to an actual pumpkin patch. In fact, I don’t know if I’ve ever been to one.) Now I’m daydreaming about picking pumpkins, carving the daylights out of it (or putting them in…), and toasting pumpkin seeds.
I live far enough out in the boonies that I know I’ll start smelling leaves burning. In fact, I passed a smoldering pile on my walk last night. As long as I can block out the blasts from the duck hunters, I’ll be content.
What do you look forward to as summer fades away?