Seeing miniature pumpkins, gourds, and mums at the farmer’s market always makes me happy. It’s a sign that autumn is nearly upon us—my favorite time of year.
Fall brings to mind fresh crisp air to breathe and crunchy leaves under my feet. I think of nature’s bounty exploding with color and flavor: A delight for the palate as well as the eyes. I’m reminded of high school football games and their enthusiastic fans; young romance in the stands and drama on the field. Kiddies will soon be heading door-to-door for treats; our families will be gathering to celebrate blessings; and holiday decorations will soon fill the stores.
Autumn makes me think of fuzzy sweaters and cozy fires; of home baked cookies and sit-down meals; of hot chocolate with marshmallows and the comfort of candlelight. Even with all these pleasures, my absolute favorite part of this time of year is enjoying the fellowship of family and friends.
Cheers, dear neighbors! May this autumn season be wonder-fall to you and the ones you love.