Wednesday, November 17, 2010

An Ode to Autumn~

Autumn is my absolute beloved time of the year with its inherent splendor and anticipation of promise.


Yesterday happened to be the day I look forward to the most with its gusts of wind and gentle breezes’ persuading the release of the vibrant leaves onto the land, creating a patchwork of paving stones. A day where the rains antagonize the foliage to carry out cartwheels across the pavement pushing to settle in a carpet of paint; ahhh, this show is worth the wait of twelve months.


In addition to the spectacle of beauty, I make the acquaintance each morning with the cool crisp air that shares the promise of warmth. Within me, I anticipate reuniting with the envelopment of long sleeved coverings tucked away when heat assaulted our breathing space. Most often, this renewed familiarity is accompanied by memories of an earlier period that have slipped from our minds.

I find myself remembering the lovely summer day with my loved ones meandering around the shops at the Oceanside purchasing the soft pink sweatshirt with fair-haired letters; Emerald Isle. A smile hovers as I reach for the burnt orange wrapper titled, Shawnee State Park; a time when our family including our son’s best friend Maddy spent a long weekend surrounded in the fall grandeur.

Moreover, the season brings apple picking, pumpkin carving and leaf jumping. It brings gatherings of family and friends with cooking as its attraction, planning ahead and celebrations.

It’s an occasion of change that insists upon rest and respite before welcoming the fresh, the re-birth of flora and nature’s awakening.

So, greetings to you Autumn and my sincerest appreciation for your offerings and gifts of magnificence!

6 comments:

kenju said...

I have always liked Autumn because my birthday falls in the midst of it - but my preference is spring - when the burgeoning earth spews forth such a plethora of greens as to almost burden the soul!

Kittie Howard said...

A beautiful post! Thank you! I love each of the seasons equally. But, there's something special about Eastern North Carolina in the fall.

Nezzy said...

Howdy girl, what a beautifully written post about Autumn. I do love fall but anyone that knows this Ozark Farm Chick knows that I'm no snowbunny! I live for summer! heeehehehe!!!

I just wanted to thank ya for hoppin' on my blog. I sure hope ya'll enjoy the ride. Please stop by often. The door of the Ponderosa is always open.

God bless ya and in the word of that silly old Granny Clampett, "Ya'll come back now, ya hear!!! :o)

Tracy said...

To my new friends; thank you!
Kenju,
When is your B'day? I have to ask because mine is tomorrow! Spring would be my next but interstingly enough, it use to be winter; what was I thinking? :)

Kittie,
Isn't this an especially beautiful fall here in NC? I just marvel at the brilliant colors and the weather; ahhh, lovely!

Nezzy,
Thank you for stopping by...your reference to summer made me smile. I too love summer, but this one in particular in NC seemed exceedlingly long so I welcomed autumn with open arms.
you radiate smiles; thank you!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Beautifully said! We don't have the "changing of the leaves" as I like to call it, here in Southern California, with a few exceptions...I must admit my favorite time of the year is Spring! New growth and New Life! This renewal always brings hope with it for me.

Thanks for coming by and for your thoughtful comment.....I believe I have seperated Lillian Gish' personal opinions and her great talent...! She was a product of her time, as were many many people, but that certainly doesn't take away from her place in Theatre and Film History. She was a GIANT!

Tracy said...

Old Lady,
Yes, Lilian Gish was a product of her time and being from the same area in Ohio; very sheltered and back-woods, it's understanding where her mentality originated....
Thank you once again for the tribute to her!
Tracy