There's a crispness in the air.
The sun is coming up over the mountains much later than usual, mornings are starting to feel cold, afternoons are warm and then night times are back to cool air.
I am loving every second of it.
See, after being gone for 7 years to a State that didn't have the full 4 Seasons, I am so looking forward to enjoying every leaf color change, every degree that drops in temperature and every hot cup of coffee that will be sipped under a crochet blanket on the couch.
My mind is already swirling with the thoughts of Pumpkin Pies, Gingersnap cookies, Spice Cake slathered with hot caramel sauce and soups and stews on a cold night.
For a few years I have done the 31 Days of Autumn daily picture, and I've had to make do with what I had, but it was so hard when everything around me was palm trees and hot weather.
I honestly dreamed of the moments where I could enjoy a big pile of freshly fallen orange leaves and was able to look out on a sea of colorful Autumn trees.
Oh goodness, I'm getting antsy just thinking about it.
© Ryan Larkin
Descending leaves fall to the ground,
Twirling, twisting, round and round,
Autumn season is almost here,
The smell of freshness is oh so near.
The crisp, cool breeze,
Shakes the leaves from the trees,
Autumn takes away the green,
Golden-bronze and brown is all that can be seen.
Are you starting to feel and see Fall around your area?