Fall is showing its colors and characteristics everywhere I look. I love this season, and never tire of its splendor.
The cooler temperatures are my friend. Clear, crisp 60’s and 70’s in the daytime, and great sleeping weather at night at 40’s and 50’s. I feel more alive at this time of the year than any other. As a girl growing up, I played outside with my neighbors until dusk – kick ball, football, basketball, baseball, Whiffle ball, Hide and Seek, bike riding, races, Red Rover, Red Rover.
Our neighborhood used to rake piles of leaves and jump into them, hide in them, and burn them at the curbs while roasting marsh mellows and hot dogs. Maple, Oak, and Elm trees decorated our block, and so did colorful fall Mums and Gladioli.
It seems families are too busy today to spend time outside in the fall. Autumn offers so many activities that other seasons can’t. Block parties seem rare. How do neighbors support one another today? How does communication with them take place in our fast-paced world? My family always watched out for our neighbors, and they did the same for us.
Fall is a perfect time to stay in close communication. This season invites us to get outdoors, walk, notice the trees with colorful leaves, fall flowers, and breathe the crisp air into our lungs. Even those with allergies can take medicines to help with all that Fall has to offer. My husband prepares for next year’s flowers and plants, since Fall is when bulbs of many types of flowers need planted. Do you agree that Autumn is a special time of the year?
What is your favorite season, and why? Do you join in any neighborhood activities and events connected to this season? I would like hearing from you on this topic. Thank you for stopping by and reading my blog(s)!