Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Welcome Back Fall

Dear Fall,

On this, your first day of the year, I welcome you back. You are the time of year I have always loved. I have always reveled the crispness of your air, the refreshing feel of the cooler weather after your blazing hot sister Summer is over. While I will miss the long days of Summer and the fun that she brings to my family every year, I do love when you come knocking on my door. I so enjoy the harvest that you bring, the tomatoes, apples, pumpkins, squash...oh you are my friend.

I remember as a young girl I loved the sound and feel of crunching leaves (I still love this by the way) and the smell of people having fires in their fireplace. I love Halloween and I couldn't have Halloween without you my darling Fall.

I adore your colors; reds, oranges, browns, yellows -- they just make me so happy. I love having an excuse to bake pumpkin bread and cookies, make soups, wear sweaters, jeans and fun boots. I love waking up in the morning to a cool house and keeping warm in my cozy bed. And of course the knitter in me loves cozying up with a good project, the feel of soft wool between my fingers...well that just makes me oh so happy.

I revel in the bike rides in your beautiful weather. I love what you do to my Mountains and, yes again with the colors, the COLORS that I can witness. It is just beautiful.

I have a secret though. I don't like your mean brother Winter. He comes in on your heels and often just pushes you out of the picture when no one is ready to see you go. He is pushy and territorial and I just don't like him.

So, I have a request of you. Could you grow a pair this year and stand up to Winter? Tell him to BACK OFF until it is his time in December? Also, tell him to stop being such a bully of Spring. She wants to come in March and he just lingers through MAY! Come on Winter, seriously??? Stop being so rude. Maybe if he just won't listen, strike up a compromise. He can snow and winter all he wants in the Mountains (for the skiers and snowboarders) and you can rule down here in the valley. I think it's a fair compromise, don't you?

So my darling Fall. Know that I love you. I am happy to see you here. I just want you to stay for as long as possible. Because really, your brother Winter blows and I don't like him.

Hugs and Kisses,
Kim

12 comments:

Manic Mother said...

I love fall too, sadly there isn't much of one in FL, I suppose its a fair trade off for warm winters. But, I can't wait till we can move back to the midwest and get to have a real fall again!

Midwest Mommy said...

Yes please, I am all for fall growing a pair!

twohig's said...

hee hee hee....Kim you are too funny. I laughed outloud at this post :)

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Haha LOVE it. I agree completely. I would take Fall all year around, but I really really don't like Winter.

Susan Berlien (warmchocmilk) said...

Youhave an award over at my place on yesterday's post (at the bottom). Sorry I didn't tell ya sooner. I'm having computer trouble and had to use my brothers.-anyway. Glad you enjoy fall. :)

heather said...

Love what you wrote, it's so true! Fall is a great time of year.

Becky said...

I am still giggling! Great post.

I have to admit though, I'm one of those weird people who love winter. It's my favorite season.

Audrey said...

Fall is here in Lawrence and the trees are just starting to change. I hope winter stays far, far, far away.

kyslp said...

Yes! I love Fall 1st and then Spring. Winter, not so much.

Heidi said...

Amen!

Alysha said...

That sums up my feelings exactly!
Great post!

Bobbi Janay @When did I go from a kid to a grown up? said...

I love this post, being a Texan fall is something I am not to familar with. Summer is the rude season here, pushing out spring to fast and linger when it should be falls turn.