Posts Tagged ‘fall’

Indian Summer

November 10, 2009

Here in Iowa we are enjoying a wonderful stretch of Indian Summer.  (I wonder where that term came from, and how Native Americans feel about it?)  Indian Summer is when the temperatures warm up in the fall, after frost has arrived.  It is a wonderful time of year when we get to enjoy a few last days of warmth before winter settles in.  People do all kinds of outdoor activities.  They do yard work, go for walks, barbecue, go to the park,  it is like summer’s  last hurrah.  It is not too hot, nor too cold, the bugs have all but disappeared.  (Except, of course, the Asian Beetle!!)  The only drawback is that it gets dark so early.

Enjoy it while it lasts.  

You-know-what  is coming!!!

I think I’ll barbecue some chicken tonight:)

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October Snow

October 14, 2009

I enjoy the four seasons, but clearly I enjoy winter less than the others.  Normally, fall is my favorite season. 

It snowed the other day.  In mid October!!  I feel as though I am being cheated out of fall.  Winter weather is not supposed to happen yet.  How annoying!!

I am reminded “This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.”  I sigh heavily and try to refocus my thoughts on something more positive.  After all, there are always blessings, and things over which we can rejoice.  It is just a question of what we are focussed on.  Dwell on the good, deal with the bad.  “Count your many blessings, name them one by one and it will surprise you what the Lord has done.”

Changing Seasons

September 24, 2009

Summer has officially ended.  It is autumn.  Autumn is a very nice time of year.  It is still warm enough to enjoy outdoor activities, but at night it is cool; great sleeping weather.  Pretty soon I will start having fires in the fireplace on cold mornings, leaves are turning, crops are being harvested, school is pursuing its annual course.  It is that time of year. 

I really enjoy fall.

In a very short while, my son Andrew, will be moving to Minnesota.  My other son, Christopher already lives there.  My wife and I will be empty nesters.  I am not looking forward to it.  We managed to hold it off for a few years while Andrew went to college locally.  He has graduated and is ready to move on.  It will be different.  Life is changing.  It is to be expected.  Some might call this time the autumn of life. 

I really like autumn.

I hope to enjoy the autumn of life.