Technically, it's fall. But it feels too early.
But this past weekend, we went to the lake, and there was no doubt whatsoever.
Autumn has so many moods -- stormy, dreary, awe inspired, melancholy, splendid, invigorating, lonely, energetic.
I think I experienced all of them this weekend, most on the not-so-cheery side!
The rainy, dreary days (and we certainly had those -- the wind whipped around like a cyclone!) are a good time to huddle up, read a book, go to town or simply be cozy.
The sunnier times are crisp and clean. It's time for a walk in the woods...
...or a long bike ride.
On a gloomy day, when you're snuggled on the bed, some of us don't like being disturbed.
The woods seem to take on different colors in the cloudy times. The darks are darker, the contrast greater.
Even the reds and greens seem brighter when contrasted against the dried and faded fallen leaves and sticks.
Then the sun comes out and you get this sense of energy.
I love the colors of fall -- the gold and red, the bright contrast against the sky.
It seems almost like a precious gift we are given before our world is covered with a blanket of white, the roads get filled with ruts and we bundle up in sweaters and sweatshirts and eat lots of soup.
Although, that soup wouldn't be all bad today!
I'll take my rainy days, I guess... they don't sound so bad now!
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