In the evenings, I like to sit on the back deck with my family, friends and neighbors and a glass of wine. We listen to the crickets and the tree frogs who almost sound relieved at the coolness of the air. As the days of summer pass and autumn moves in, it seems as if we can sit right there on the deck and watch the leaves change from lush greens to brilliant reds, oranges and yellows. Life doesn't get any sweeter than that!
I don't know what it is about my heart and Fall, but I feel an anticipation and expectancy inside every year as summer draws to a close. Its like a warm rush of familiar energy. For so many people, it's the Springtime that awakens these feelings in them...but not me! It just seems as though the crispness of the cool air breathes a clean freshness into life that the steamy heat of summer has made stale.