Friday, September 19, 2008

Fall Equinox Friday

Over at RevGalBlogPals, Songbird wrote: “It's that time of year, at least north of the equator. The windows are still open, but the darned furnace comes on early in the morning. My husband went out for a walk after an early supper and came home in full darkness. And yes, where we live, leaves are beginning to turn. As this vivid season begins, tell us five favorite things about fall:”

1) A fragrance: In my neighborhood at this time of the year, some folks (including us) are still grilling, while others have begun to use their fireplaces. The combined smell of wood burning and food grilling—not quite the same as food cooked over a campfire—reminds me of fall.

2) A color: the blazing scarlet red of Japanese maples at this time of year.

3) An item of clothing: It’d be a toss up between a fleecy and my fingerless gloves, that I just got out this morning.

4) An activity: sitting on the front porch watching it grow dark, listening to the kids hanging out on the street and the noise from the football game down the block, and greeting people who go by.

5) A special day: One of the wonderful things about fall is that there are no ‘special’ days. The school and church years have already started, none of the kids have birthdays yet, and there are no major holidays. Once in a while—if there’s no major soccer tournament or church gathering planned—there’s just a simple, quiet, ordinary autumn weekend. How I love those!


Mrs. M said...

It is really nice to have a down time between holidays, isn't it?

Auntie Knickers said...

Yes, "Ordinary Time" has its own special blessings!

Songbird said...

Oh, fingerless gloves, how clever! I hear that wristlets are also very comforting on a cool evening/morning.

LutheranChik said...

This is actually my favorite time of the year to grill.

I have never met the acquaintance of fingerless gloves, but Fellow Traveler loves them...and one of our fellow parishoners knits them (with pop-on/pop-off mitten tops if your fingers get cold), so we're hoping to get a couple pair, made from homespun wool!