It feels like it’s still summer outside, even though the leaves are starting to really turn beautiful fall colors. At 8pm my snarky weather app tells me it feels like 61 degrees outside.
I’ll take it.
I took this picture on the way home tonight. I couldn’t help but pull over and take this picture, and how lovely to do that while standing outside on a warm, breezeless evening. The weather is perfect, and the sunset was some really lovely frosting on that cake.
When I look back at this picture, I will remember how the evening air felt on my arms, and how good the air smelled. I wish I could bottle that fall smell in the air…there is nothing quite like it.
Starting tomorrow, my beautiful High Plains will begin to be covered with snow. Quite a lot of snow, especially for my friends who live in the Red River Valley. Thank goodness it’s supposed to warm up next week again.
It’s quite a High Plains thing to want to get out and clip your grass short right before the snow comes, and God forbid you have and leaves on your lawn! Our leaves haven’t fallen yet, so I expect that they will come off in huge, still green clumps after the storm goes through. How sad to not make it all the way through fall before the snow arrives.
That’s ok… there’s always next year for leaf raking.
Here’s hoping you can make the time to stop and take that picture you know you want to take. Just a few moments is all you need. Just a few… and they might be the few moments you needed today.