I am so eager for fall to arrive this year that I almost can't stand it! I want to pick apples, and wear sweaters, and drink hot chocolate (yes, I know I could drink hot chocolate now, but it tastes better in the fall!), and build a fire, and wear fuzzy socks, and hike among the red-orange trees on the trails behind the farm.
Well, today I could feel a hint of fall in the air on my tiny corner of Thistledew Farm. The air had a crisp coolness about it that made me just want to go lie in a hammock and take a nap outside. I wanted to bathe in that crisp, cool air! If I didn't have to be up at 0500 tomorrow morning, I would spend the night out there - imagine how good that would feel!
I know that the winter that follows this fall will be brutal, and difficult for me to handle, and I know that I will be whiny and exhausted and sad on those long days with no sunshine, but this year I want fall to come. And I want it now! :)
I think I'm going to go make some Caramel Apple Bars and unpack my winter clothes. Fall is on the way!