I don’t really remember when I stopped loving summer and started adoring Fall, but at some point it happened because this year I’ve found myself anticipating the season like I never have before. I was excited last year, but this year it’s more intense.
It’s funny, despite the heat and cry of cicadas, this year I never felt like I really had summer. And I am the type who normally feels cold-blooded and is happy to soak up the punishing heat and humidity. I love the sticky, languid summer days here when the air is so thick it hurts to breathe. But the magic of summer never came for me this year and I think I’ve mourned it the whole time. And now that fall is just steps away I feel like I’m waking up.
I’m hopeful that fall will be a bright spot before I’m trapped in the depression of winter. I’m trying not to rush the season and sprint headlong into the pumpkin-humping and sweater wearing though I so desperately want to.
October means the start of a 31-day Photo Challenge. I tried this last year and didn’t make it through all the prompts but I’m going to try again this year:
You can head over to Our Wired Lives and link up your blog if you’re planning to participate. It’s really great if you’re like me and are always thinking “I seriously need to use my camera more often” – but you don’t have to have a fancy camera to do it, you can just use your cellphone camera. And doesn’t this list make you want to get started immediately? I’m trying to imagine what I’ll do on days 15, 19, 21, and 28!
Last year as part of the challenge I got this picture I still think about everytime I get in an elevator:
So I’m definitely looking forward to the challenge and excited to see what comes out of it!
I’ve also decided I’ll be running away to New York this fall
and maybe never coming back. It’s one of the best times to be in the city, Christmas being the absolute best, and I’m daydreaming about the adventures I’ll have while I’m there.
Are you excited about fall or sad to see summer leaving? Will you be doing the Photo Challenge?