No, no, no I am not talking about jingle bells and Christmas lights.
I'm talking about this season...Autumn.
Oh, how I love fall and even though it won't really ramp up for another month or so I can feel it in my bones. The urge to bake and make stuff gets strong this time of year for some reason. I seriously get all crafty and want to spend time in the kitchen.
You've probably never heard of autumn cleaning, having you? Nope, just the good ol' spring cleaning yet every year at this time I get the itch to organize and declutter.
It could be just the relief from our crazy hot summers but I think it's that I feel like all of my sense are engaged.
A hot cup of coffee or tea just tastes better in the cool crisp morning.
I just love the flavorful aroma of soups and stews or a big pot of chili. And the smell of a cozy fire or a big old bonfire makes me happy.
Ever since I was a kid I have loved the sound of acorns crunching under my feet.
Or the crackle of leaves that pull double duty and also delight my eyes with their glorious colors.
I realize that Florida doesn't experience autumn in the same way as other places further north but oh, how I love it! We're just catching glimpses right now but in a few weeks it'll come in all it's amazing color and crispness. We'll all trade our flip flops in for fuzzy socks and warm sweaters (at least on some days) and we'll go outside and breathe in the fresh air. We'll revel in the wild flowers and gentle walk into winter.
This post is part of the monthly Circle of Faith blog hop that I'm part of. Pop on over to visit my friends as they share some beautiful pictures and thoughts on the seasons.
Julie Sandra Connie