Saturday, September 22, 2012

It's Autumn

All the signs, clouds, and colors were pointing to this day. Autumn has arrived here and they day was beautiful.
Jilda and I had to pick up our contact lenses in Birmingham so we lunched at an Italian restaurant and afterwards Jilda wanted to look for a new comforter for the bed in our room.
I really don't have a horse in that race. I'm good at a lot of stuff, but picking out shoes, window treatments, and things to put on my bed are not things I'd put on my resume.
She, on the other hand is very good at this kind of thing so I went along for the ride and grunted in appropriate places.
We're both on a mission to get our space in order. We've lived here for a long time and we spent so many years working to make it ours.
We had a mortgage burning party a few years ago, and we've spent a great deal of time and money since then, making improvements.  There are a few more things on our wish list. 
Today was a great day for driving around. We rolled down the windows at one point and let the wind blow through our hair. 
This evening I built another fire in our fire pit and sat outside. The hummingbirds are tanking up before they head south for the winter and they found the fire fascinating.  
They hovered from a distance and watched the flames, as if they were some kind of warm flickering flower.  
I tried to imagine what they were thinking as the zipped here and there to get a better angle to improve their view.
I have no idea what they were thinking, but I do know that when I looked back at the dancing flames, I thought what a blessing it is to be alive on this first day of autumn.

1 comment:

  1. Oh I like the way you worded this. I love Autumn. B


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