Just as Summer felt like it got started in the last few weeks, here it is falling into Fall already. We’re winding up the garden and lots of things are starting to just get that look. I sort of hate that look. I am a Spring and Summer creature. I don’t really have the time of day for Fall or Winter. I get the Winter blues and cabin fever and the croup and the grumps and the uglies in the Winter.
I am not exactly sure what it is that signals Fall to me. As I walked around the garden and yard this weekend, a few things just sort of struck me as Fall, but there is more to it than wooly worms (holy cow! he’s all black…that means a bad Winter!), and corn husks.
And why exactly does a grasshopper feel like Fall to me? I suppose that is from the movie “A Bug’s Life” where the grasshoppers come in the Fall to steal the bounty of the ants. Well, this grasshopper was huge. I sort of had a tingle in the non-existent hairs on the back of my neck thinking he might be able to take me too.
Anyhow, I suppose Fall is here and I will have to return to knitting and eating lots of soup to get me through the Winter. Does it feel like Fall where you are? What sorts of things make it feel as though Fall has fallen for you?