…are going on right now.
with last Saturday bringing the beginning of Autumn, i cannot express my love for this season.
if i could pick one season to have year round, it would, hands down, be Autumn.
i texted this message to my siblings and mom and a friend who shoulda been my big sister…..
‘i want to pick bittersweet.
and go to the orchard.
and drink cider.
and have a hayride to the back of the farm.
and watch the grass blow in the ditches.
and listen to the dryer on the grain bin.
it’s Autumn and i miss Duncan Rd.
and each one of you.
you see, Autumn is filled with Nostalgia for me.
i would give just about anything to be able to sit out in the pasture on the farm where i grew up and watch the grass blow in the wind.
when i drink cider, i remember picking the apples up off the ground and off of our trees in the back yard and taking them to be made into cider.
i hear talk of fairs going on in the county here and i remember o-so-fondly the days when i took my cattle to the fair to show. and i remember how much i LOVED those early mornings going into the dairy barn and the steam rising from the warm bodies of those cattle, and the smell of fair food and the sounds of the animals, and the excitement in the air as so many people groomed and readied their animals for competition.
i was eating from a bag of potato chips the other day and upon reading the words 100% lard shortening, i was hungry for cracklin’s. (you don’t know what that is? yeah, well….you might not want to either!)
incredible nostalgia, this Autumn season is.
and, i realize, i truly believe that we are forming and living out my children’s ‘good old days’.
(^^from the first time we picked pumpkins back in 2008. still one of my favorite pictures of these two)
one of these days, they will look back on these days we are living now and recall.
and, i hope, i pray, i so long for there to be a lot, a whole lot of good old days for them to recall.
you glorious season called Autumn,
we welcome you and the chance to make splendid memories…
happy things about Autumn thus far:
pumpkins from roadside stands.
bittersweet gathered alongside the road.
takeovers on the porches.
little boy with his lollipop.
airplanes from a friend who ‘gets’ little boys like Brent.
making new friends.
sweet visits with a friend from the midwest, whose lovely family is above.
licking the icing off the beaters.
Grace to get thru long days and short nights.
doctors who can prescribe antibiotics for infections.
listening to sermons online.
my upcoming Autumn party!
pumpkin spice latte’s
friends stopping in for a quick lunch visit.
its’ almost the weekend.
i hope yours is wonderful.
make it the best of times!