Fall has always been my favorite season. This is most likely because I like rare & unusual things, and in South Dakota we rarely get a nice autumn season. Generally our weather changes from 100 degrees to 30 degrees over night. This year, however, has been beautiful. The trees along the river hills are a gorgeous array of oranges, yellows, and reds. Fall cattle work is getting done. The first quarter of school is finished. And, the boys and I have been able to enjoy much time outdoors.
I’ve heard some people say that they don’t like this time of year because it feels like things are dying. I feel that things are just changing into something new and wonderful. I love snow and winter, and seeing trees change colors and watching the mercury drop excites me for what is yet to come. John gets annoyed when I get excited about snow. My life as a teacher has the potential to get easier with the snow because we sometimes get snow days. John’s life as a rancher becomes more difficult with snow.
Either way, I am so pleased with the lovely weather we have had over the past month. I am blessed to live in a state that gets to see the seasons change and enjoy all sorts of different weather throughout the year. In a week we will be celebrating Halloween. And, before we know it, Thanksgiving then Christmas will be here. (Uff da, where does the time go?)
Count your blessings and just remember that nothing stays the same for long in the Land of Infinite Variety!
The Displaced City Girl