You can feel it, can’t you? Maybe it is because of the exceedingly hot summer many of us had, but I can sure feel the slight coolness in the air. The sun is warm, but the air is a little more chilled. We are able to sleep with the windows open, but rather than sweating under a sheet, we are snuggled under a quilt.
The sun is lower in the sky so the light is filtered through the trees that line the roads. The filtered light adds additional texture to the landscape. Some yellow leaves may start fluttering to the ground, but it is just the beginning of the change of season. The height of the color is not due for another six weeks.
I enjoy this slow transition between summer and autumn. If the whole year was like August I would be very happy. I still have much to look forward to—the call of the geese as they fly south; the taste of cider and donuts; the comfortable conversation with friends around a bonfire; and watching high school football games under the lights on Friday nights.
I am looking forward to this transition season. Maybe I’ll see you as we meet on a country road somewhere. A quick wave and hello is all we need to feel the connection as we enjoy these days leading into autumn.