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Friday, September 19, 2014

Chill

Today I'm grateful for apple-cider air ripened with sticks of cinnamon, mounds of pulp and a little smoke chaser--just the way I like it. The liquid equivalent of this magic scent I'll slurp out of a chintzy plastic cup the size of a giant's thimble, while wasps bump at my elbows hoping I'll spill some for them. Generations of orchard-keepers will watch and nod, satisfied their work is done.
I'm thankful for soft sweatshirts with frayed sleeves, nubby flannels, leaves that make your car windshield into a mobile kaleidoscope, summer flowers hanging on for dear life as full-figured mums nudge them aside. Scarecrows, corn mazes, screaming football fans. The chill that snubs your spine in favor of the nasal passages, leaving you wondering how you ever took a single breath before. I don't care what the results to my color season surveys say. I'm an Autumn.
Happy Friday! Happy Fall!

7 comments:

  1. What a wonderful Fall celebration. Makes me want to dig out my sweater, grab a warm apple cider and head out for a walk.

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  2. Great idea! A few more weeks to go still, but I figured I'd get ready! Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  3. What an adorable list of all the great things fall has to offer! I'm a big fan of cider, beautiful leaves, screaming football fans... and maple sugar! :)

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  4. What a lovely celebration of all the things that make autumn worthwhile.

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  5. Thanks! I'm so excited for the season! (You probably can tell.)

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  6. I'm celebrating Autumn too! But your words are much prettier than mine...what a gift you have. Enjoy your weekend!
    ~Katie

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  7. I love fall! The leaves haven't changed yet, where I live, but they will soon. Thank you for blitzing me yesterday. You made my day!

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