It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Chapter 9, Page 28, Book 14

Autumn is the hush before winter. 

French Proverb

It has been so lovely here this past week that I can’t help but talk about it.  We’ve had cool evenings and chilly mornings but warm afternoons.  I can't remember when we’ve had such a nice stretch of days without any rain. The cooler Autumn temperatures encourage the need for comfort and coziness.  The tree on our curb lawn is changing colors and loosing leaves, but others down the street are still green.

While I thoroughly enjoyed the long days of summer, there is something that is very appealing about Autumn too.  It’s time to break out the bulky sweaters, long sleeved flannel shirts and fleece blankets.  Autumn is a time to prepare for winter and that is very important for us here in northern Ohio.

It’s time for hot cup of fresh squeezed apple cider and a warm cinnamon sugar doughnut.  It’s time for the semiannual swap of the seasonal clothes!  It is like inviting a new energy in, recognizing and honoring the change of seasons and how it affects our lives.  The summer days of ease and freedom have been packed away with the shorts and sleeveless shirts and a sense of impending hunker down time is coming. I call it hibernation.

Autumn is the time for warming up and slowing down.  When fall comes knocking at the door I gladly open to let it in, knowing fully well that a warm cup of tea and a good book will follow.   It’s also time to start firing up the oven and cooking comfort food.   The pots and pans start humming, and sweet, tart, and tasty aromas fill the air promising and delivering great comfort.

It’s a time when our hearts discovered the comfort of home.

Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons. 

Jim Bishop


betty said...

Today and yesterday we had fall like weather. Very pleasant! We are due to heat up again next weekend, but I like the break we are presently getting. Actually have a long sleeve shirt on this morning :)

I do like too that shortly we will be able to start running the oven again :)

Fall indeed is a very good season of the year!


jack69 said...

You make Fall sound like a festival of thoughts.
Love it, and thanks for a smooth good read.

Love it. We are nice here, feel like Florida!


I love autumn too. The weather has been lovely, hasn't it?

Chatty Crone said...

The hush before winter - what a pretty saying. I am just in love with autumn too - I really feel alive like you do. You have been busy with some wonderful things.