These days, my morning cup of coffee tastes just a little better than usual. I’ve been making a point of escaping outside for a few minutes before everyone else wakes up. It’s so beautiful in our backyard this time of year. Right around sunrise, a cool mist rises from the stream behind our house. There’s a chill in the air, and the grass is covered in dew. I know it’s probably too early to pull out the sweaters and boots, but I’m feeling it….
I adore the four beautifully-distinct seasons we have in the Midwest - - it’s probably one of Minnesota’s best kept secrets (My theory is that we unconsciously complain a lot about the weather, just to keep everyone from migrating here…). Of course, I love summer as much as the next person. We really do make the most of every hot June/July/August day. And the warm summer evenings – well, they are my favorite. But by the time September rolls around, I’m ready for some down time….a little less sunshine, a little more rain and chill. It’s probably just me, but I crave a bit of seasonal idle. I need time to relax and not feel as though we have to spend every waking moment outside, doing something summery (and most likely sandy and bath-intensive).
Fall is on its way. I’m ready for movie afternoons, hikes through the leaves, inside art projects, hot apple cider. And staying in from time to time.