You won’t believe it but summer is almost over. I tried pretending for a while that it wasn’t true but I’m afraid it’s so.
The other day I pulled a lawn chair outside under my favorite tree and let the warm summer air dance through my hair.
I looked up at the canopy of leaves overhead and noticed how very freckled and tired they have become after months under the summer sun.
I told them not to worry, I’m pretty freckled too from my own time in the sun. Then I saw all the leaves on the ground and realized that a few of them have given up entirely.
And I thought about being sad but then I remembered that it’s okay—no really it is—because fall is lovely too. And those leaves know the best is yet to come. Soon they’ll all be robed in gold and orange and red and a fantastic show it will be.
As a peace-offering for the end of the season, football will start and we can all feel better about that. There will be pumpkin lattes for everyone and the apples at the orchards will be ready to pick and bring home for lots of yummy, spicy apple things like pie, and bread, and my favorite—apple fritters like my mom used to make.
So don’t you dare be sad—fall will be lovely too :]