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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

It's Orangeleafytime!

Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly-sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address. On the other hand, this not knowing has its charms.

I'll give you one guess what movie I'm quoting. :)

Yesterday it was summer - we had 81 degree weather, blue skies, warm sun, short-sleeve, flip-flop kind of day. Today we woke up and it was Autumn. It is currently 65 degrees, partly cloudy skies, wind blowing, with a very cool, crisp air. In fact on the news this morning they said there would be some snow up in the mountains near Tahoe. In September? Yep, Summer is officially over.

I actually really enjoy the changes in seasons. I love this time of year - getting out my sweaters and socks, piling more blankets on the beds, watching the leaves change color and carpet the sidewalks, curling up on the couch and listening to the wind blow outside or the sound of the rain on the skylight, pulling out all of my favorite recipes that I've set aside for cooler days. Well, those days are here, and I couldn't be happier.

Being back in school this semester and coaching a soccer team has made me even more reminiscent of those childhood days of Autumn. I love the flood of memories that come with the smell in the air, the changes in nature... it's beautiful!


Kate said...

longtime lurker, first time commenter here (from Carrot's blog . . . don't we just LOVE her . . . :))
LOVE the way this post was put together . . . we're getting into fall up here too and I've been dreading it. Thanks for reminding me of the good things about it today! :)
Oh! And the movie quote is from "You've Got Mail".

Kamie said...

Yay! I am so excited fall is here! You said it perfectly!

Marc and Megan said...

Hi Kate, thanks for posting! Yes, we do love Carrot! And, you got the movie right... good job! :)

Kamie, I just noticed that you posted about fall, too... great minds think alike! :)

Heffalump said...

You've Got Mail of course! Its one of my favorite lines from that movie.
I love school supply shopping, and I love the fall. I have visions of hot cocoa and apple cider, crisp evening air and the crunch of leaves underfoot. Fall is a magical time of year.

mindyluwho said...

Being forced out of lurkdom by Carrot, I guess I'll pop in here too!

I've enjoyed your posts. I love Autumn, it's my favorite time of the year. Yesterday was a beautifully cloudy day and then it rained hard! My kids went out and played in the rain and gutter because I told them that I used to do that when I was younger. Of course I lived in Oklahoma then where there were fabulous summer thundershowers and so it was warm outside when it rained! It was great fun to watch them splashing through the water. They came in with dripping wet and freezing with numb fingers, but ecstatic!

Calamity Jane said...

I love sharpened pencil boquets! I ran this morning to Bubbily. Thanks for the recommendation. 3 1/2 minutes of distraction - priceless.

Marc and Megan said...

Heffalump, yes it is a magical time of year!

Mindy, I love hearing about your kids playing in the rain - I have many similar memories with my little sister that I cherish!

Calamity, I'm so glad you like Bubbly! :)