Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Fall

Fall is not usually a great season for Central Mississippi. Instead of having a wonderful harvest season full of typical fall colors, warm days and crisp nights, and amazing bounty, we typically have burned ourselves out by now. The harvest has been stored, the leaves are turning brown from the August heat and lack of rain, and the temperatures don't begin to moderate until October or November.

Lately, though, we have been having some wonderfully cool nights and mornings with amazingly warm but not hot days. This change of normality is pulling a doozy on my work ethic. I want to be outside instead of being tied to school and work. I have been cleaning the weeds and summer plants from the garden and will plant (as soon as it rains) a fall/winter garden of lettuce, herbs, onions, garlic, spinach and other greens. But, basically I just want to wander around and enjoy the breeze and cooler air. I am hopeless.

4 comments:

JoVE said...

How many days can you do that, though? Seriously. If you can't fit a few days of enjoying the good weather into your life, your life needs reorganizing. Otherwise all this homeschooling, leading your own destiny, etc. business is just not quite the same.

wisteria said...

You are right! I tend to over commit and I do need to reorganize. I am better than where I was last year, but still far too busy.

Mother Crone's Homeschool said...

Enjoy, and recharge! Soon enough, things will be back to normal and you will be just as happy inside.

Off to enjoy a fall afternoon myself!

Miranda said...

Wonderful, Mississippi fall days do not happen very often. When perfect temperature, perfect humidity and gentle breezes converge, businesses and schools should close and everyone should sit, lie, or wander around outside for no other reason than to enjoy. Those who are not mobile should be transported. Never feel guilty for accepting the gift of a perfect day.