Friday, September 19, 2008

Fall Equinox Friday Five

Songbird says: It's that time of year, at least north of the equator. The windows are still open, but the darned furnace comes on early in the morning. My husband went out for a walk after an early supper and came home in full darkness.

And yes, where we live, leaves are beginning to turn.

As this vivid season begins, tell us five favorite things about fall:

1) A fragrance Wood smoke coming from my neighbor's chimneys as I walk in the evening.

2) A color The red sumac leaves

3) An item of clothing sweaters!

4) An activity celebrating Halloween with the kids

5) A special day Eric's birthday

I do love Fall. I just wish there were more time to enjoy it ... Church is so busy right now. The days are shorter. The kids are exhausted from school. And the overall tenor in the air is so ... tense. McPain raining crappy lies on our hopes, the market crisis, everyone coming down with colds ...

And yet! Today it is 80 degrees. We're going over to a friend's house for a bonfire tonight. Micah is kicking butt in in Cross Country (I'm a proud Momma!) and even with the overwhelm-ment of Fall programming at church, I love my work and the people I get to work with.

Life is good. God is good.


Songbird said...

Love the red leaves! Thanks for playing today!!

Choralgirl said...

Totally getcha. My favorite season, too, but boy, things have amped up!

Great photo!