September 1, 2010

Anticipation

Nothing signifies the transition from one season to the next quite like the first day of September. Never mind that today is just as warm and summery as the day before or that the official start of autumn isn't for another three weeks. It's just that today feels different from yesterday, as if the world somehow shifted in the span of 24 hours. Even though she hasn't fully arrived yet, Autumn is making herself known in subtle ways, whether she's lingering in the cool night air or abbreviating the sun's length of time in the sky. This feeling that things are different, that change is imminent, permeates the air, creating a sort of feverish anticipation for what lies in store. Can you sense my excitement?

3 comments:

Torrie said...

Beautifully written.

Autumn is my absolute favorite time of the year and you are right, about the subtle changes... which you have to look a little hard for (but they're there!) here in southern CA:). I sometimes close all of my curtains- so I can pretend it's cloudy and crisp when fall 1st arrives- and make a nice pot of soup:).

Thank you for your comments on my blog! Yes- so very true about getting jaded. I used to spend a TON on clothes- not even checking the price tag sometimes! I never went near the clearance racks. Definitely jaded:). And I will totally try that wine/winery!! Thanks!

Dobbygirl said...

Yep! I feel the changes in the air and the light. I love the cooler nights and the leaves falling. I like Fall for the same reason I like Spring, all the changes and colors! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting!!

Abbey said...

I love September! Everything about it. The cool weather, the hustle of back to school and the return from vacations.