I Brake for Fall

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Tuesday, Sept. 8: Tell us about your favorite season. Why is it your favorite and what does it say about you?

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.  L.M.Montgomery -Anne of Green Gables

I love fall, y’all!  

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I enjoy aspects of all the seasons and would not want to live anywhere that I couldn’t have seasonal changes.  But, fall is hands down my favorite time of year.  Spring is a near second, winter is a distant third and summer is dead last.  Summer is actually the one season I could easily skip, other than I do like the slower pace and when I was a teacher, having summers off was pretty cool.  And, definitely necessary. Enough said.

I think I came to realize that fall was my favorite time of year when I lived in Florida and it just wasn’t the same.  You miss what you don’t have.  It made me appreciate it all the more when we moved back North.  (But, then I missed the ocean, so there’s that.  But, really I’m more of a mountain girl.  I digress.)

Here is my list of reasons I love fall:

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To me fall says that I am a homebody, a lover of quiet evenings in front of the TV or with a good book.  It is a slowing down to enjoy time with family and friends. It speaks to the part of me that loves a pot of homemade soup simmering on the stove.  It sparks my creativity and allows some of my best photo shots and writing. If I am being totally honest, it also brings on a bit of melancholy that I have to guard against, but it still gives me some of my best moments in life.

I see fall as both a little bit spicy and practical.  It is no-nonsense, but serendipitous all at the same time.  It is a warm hug as well as a brusque nod in passing. It is a steadfast heart that loves without condition, but won’t be trampled.  It is chaotic and fragile, but stands strong in the storm.  It is a little rough around the edges, as well as gloriously beautiful in spirit.  Like me.

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What about you – what is your favorite time of year?  

Falling in Grace,

Teresa

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8 thoughts on “I Brake for Fall

  1. Beautiful photos! Yes, Teresa…I think fall is my fave time of year as well! I’ve gone from spring to fall to winter – and like you, summer IS last! And I also love a little of something from each season. But, UNlike you, I DO live in Florida and we DO NOT have those “REAL” seasonal changes!! My daughter said that was one reason she loved going to Chicago for college ALL four years – because of the seasonal changes!

    Thanks for sharing!

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