Yes, I am a few days late. The first day of fall was September 22nd. I have always loved this time of year, but I really started thinking about it this year when I received an email from a friend of mine who is a retired music teacher who moved to Tucson a few years ago for the warm climate. She does migrate back to NYC for the summers to spend time with her only child, who remains unmarried and welcomes her extended summer visits.
In my friend's email she asked me how things were going in my neck of the woods and my reply went similar to this. Fall is arriving here for sure as we can feel the crunch of the leaves underfoot and the chilly nip in the morning air. If I did not like the cold, I could almost question how you can go back to Arizona without staying for these dazzling falls. For me this is what makes up for the winters here. This lovely season is what replenishes my soul and balances out the depression I feel much of the rest of the year. (My friend also battles with bouts of depression) Often I drive the roads and can feel my body absorbing...something from the beauty and aura of nature at this time of year. Since you cannot see it in person this year, my dear friend. I will do the next best thing and share it with you in this web movie. Enjoy and let it replenish your soul as it does mine. AutumnBlessingsMovie
Let it also benefit those of you out there in mybloggers land who also have an appreciation for the wonderful, although bitterly short days of fall that visit us yearly to nourish our souls before the ravages of winter.