Friday, October 13, 2006

My Favorite Time of the Year

Winter is knocking at the door. This morning's temperatures were in the mid thirties and the heat is on at home. It was difficult to leave the warm comfort of my house to enter the morning darkness and cold. There was a light frost where I live. In spite of the cold, I was feeling pretty good today after a week of feeling bad. It's expected to be a great weekend so I hope to seal the deal on restoring my health. Later tonight my granddaughter will be making a visit and she is always a breath of fresh air. Next weekend I will go with her and the family to Huber's Orchard a k a pumpkin land. Last year the pumpkins were bigger than Chloe. This year I think she is ready to ride the farm wagon out into the fields to help us pick the perfect pumpkin. I love all things related to this time of year, i.e. pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin butter, Halloween, autumn, harvest time, leaves changing, cooler temperatures, going to the mountains, Thanksgiving, etc. Ironically, in this season when nature seems to die, I feel more alive than ever.

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