Friday, September 16, 2005

Fall season: bring it on!

From what I understand, heavy rainfall during summer time makes for optimal vibrant leaf colors in fall. There are other factors that can affect leaf color as well. We didn’t get much rain here in Wisconsin this summer, but nevertheless I am hoping for a colorful fall.

One of my favorite aspects of the fall season is the smell of decaying leaves. Another fall smell I enjoy is the smell of carving a pumpkin. I also like the crunchy sound of walking through leaves. The sound of swirling leaves being blown through the streets and sidewalks is pleasant, too.

The trees should be most colorful by mid-October. I don’t think I’ve gone on a hike in the woods during fall since… since a long time. Also, I can’t remember the last time I carved a pumpkin.

This fall I’m going to try to appreciate the seasonal changes around me. I’m going to try to get out of Milwaukee and hopefully enjoy a sunny, crisp, colorful fall day.

In years past I’ve been critical of Wisconsin weather. Although I can’t promise I won’t gripe about the cold come mid-January—about the time when I’ve had enough of winter, yet realize it’s nowhere near being over—I’m going to try to appreciate Wisconsin’s natural beauty.


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