Autumnal Thoughts

Fall seems to have fallen upon us. Very quickly. From the dog days of summer with blistering temperatures in the 90s, the weather has turned decidedly cooler  (mid-high 60s) and that fall feeling is in the air. Fall is one of my favorite seasons and I am savouring all of the wonderful things it brings:

  • Pumpkin, apple and all things spice-flavored (looking forward to trying this recipe for homemade Pumpkin Spice syrup)
  • Football (although not a die-hard fan, I enjoy the idea of it… and the tailgating)
  • Fall wardrobe switch — there’s a reason all the fashion mags release their big issue in September… everyone is ready for a fresh look not dictated by hot weather!
  • That “new school year” feeling: I’ve never been able to rid my self of the sense of excitement and expectation experienced with the beginning of each new school year. An 18-year habit is hard to break…. and I love the feeling anyway! It’s like the sense of inspiration that accompanies the New Year — an emotion spontaneous and fleeting, I enjoy it while I can! 

What are you favorite Fall things? Here’s a shot of a Chicago Fall scene. Though we’re not seeing this quite yet, I’m looking forward to the leaves changing and some crisp Autumn morning walks in the Park! So, I leave you with this image and a favorite poem befitting the multi-hued resplendence of fall.

Photo credit: TravelSmart Blog 

Pied Beauty
Glory be to God for dappled things--
For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;
For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;
Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings;
Landscape plotted and pieced--fold, fallow, and plough;
And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim.

All things counter, original, spare, strange;
Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)
With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:
Praise Him. 
Gerard Manley Hopkins 

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