A friend of mine and her three children write a list of things they want to do each summer. The list is usually 100 activities, celebrations, meals, or events they want to enjoy during their summer break.
I love this idea, and I love their list (enjoy it yourself here).
Watermelon appreciation day.
No electricity day.
They have some terrific ideas and since school starts in just a matter of days, I hope their list is almost complete.
But as my head and heart begin to ache for cold nights and bright crisp days, I have been thinking about my Fall things to do list, anxiously awaiting the bright colors of October and clean air that follows.
I want to make apple butter.
Carve pumpkins I grew.
Go on hikes.
Sit and listen to the leaves in transition.
I want to keep my windows open at night so fleece is required the minute I get out of bed.
I want to take my friends on a picnic and sit on old quilts enjoying cheese, and fruit, soft and bitter.
I want to go to a festival or two and hear bluegrass, tap my toes, close my eyes to hear more.
This fall I want to make butternut squash soup, and take walks, ride my bike to Floyd on the Parkway.
This fall I want to be still. Quiet. Let the world’s rhythm do the talking and keep my mouth closed, for once.
Perhaps I will get to visit our local dog park and sip coffee to stay warm while Gracie and Atticus romp about.
Perhaps we will find the perfect camp site and build a fire, boil water, make tea, tell stories.
All things are possible this Fall. With a new Season, everything is new and brilliant, bright and unexpected.
Don’t miss out because you are too busy.
Let’s plan to enjoy the blessings of the Season together. And I would love to hear about your plans, hopes and expectations for Fall.