Hello, fall.Welcome fall
Hello blue skies and hints of yellow in the trees.
Hello purple asters. Hello hum and shimmy of busy bees.
Hello wardrobe confusion—jeans in the morning, shorts in the afternoon.
Hello red wine, goodbye white.
Hello porter and stout.
Hello applesauce and apple pie and apple crisp.
Hello sunshine and crisp air.
Hello apple pork pie and shepherd’s pie and pea soup.
Hello cool nights and smoky fires.
Hello, fall.

I sat in the sun today drinking coffee, catching up with a friend, watching the bees all over the purple asters. I walked around the block under warm sun and felt the difference in the shade. I made applesauce and baked apple muffins with my girls to welcome this season.

At dinner time, we all put on long sleeves to eat  outside, because we still hang on to a little summer even as we embrace the new season. I love this straddle of a season and the changes coming in. I look forward to the vibrant colors and comfort foods. Welcome!

What do you love about fall? What changes are you welcoming right now?