Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Finding Fall Through the Clouds
Today marks the 1,000th day of the unstoppable precipitation and nap-time-inducing cloudiness that have been gracing us with their presence. Ok, so maybe that it slightly exaggerated, however, I don’t know anyone who wants this dreary day weather to keep on its roll. We’re ready for the beautiful leaves of fall to drape gracefully from tree limbs—so beautiful they almost appear artificial—and for the shielding mountains at our perimeter to soften with captivating rust themed colors. The air will be crisp, but not biting like the winter. The wind will be soft and just enough to rustle the fallen leaves in their orange, red, and yellow costumes. Those leaves will make their happy crunching sound that no one can get enough of, and children will busy themselves by making piles of the crunchers to throw themselves into.
The good thing—something to look forward to—seeing through the rain and thick clouds to the beauty waiting on the other side. This rain is going to do nothing but intensify the beauty of fall that we can’t wait to see! Whenever the rain finally stops and the trees realize that their camel sized thirst has been satisfied for much longer than they would ever need, their foliage will be more astonishing than we could ever imagine.
The cool crisp air will require no more than a light jacket and little activity. The corn mazes will be full of wandering children lost among the stalks that will be taller than they’ve ever been! Millet, sorghum, bittersweet and other fall arrangement foliage will accent vased flowers in ways that will be innovative and astounding—sure to amaze the surprised recipient, and please the anticipating sender.
So keep looking through the rain, the beauty of fall is on its way!