Fall is

Copper chain of Virginia creeperIf spring is green-gold with emeralds, summer platinum and winter onyx set in silver then fall is a tarnished copper alloy chain that leaves a smudge on your neck. (But when you spotted it in the junkstore jewelry case, you had to have it.) It’s garnets, amber, carnelian and moss agate.

It’s semi-precious and affordable.

Carnelian (or the thornless blackberry)moss agatethe restgarnet dogwood

Fall is the people’s season. It’s the view that belongs to everyone. It’s socialized medicine and the pursuit of happiness. Fall has the sweet smell of a well-deserved earthly rest and the sound of desperate crickets in love (slow it down to hear the rhythm). Fall is damp socks and asthma and a really red dripping nose. It’s procrastination. A Fingersnap. A murder mystery. Black and brown dogs. A dream-date.

A Nino asleep on the couch

Fall is poetic license and a big cup of tea with honey.

What is it to you?

2 thoughts on “Fall is”

  1. That was truly poetic! I was thinking of that golden glow of the woods in the fall just yesterday as I drove along a particularly golden road. The smell is it for me and it usually includes apple pie baking.

    Thanks, Layanee! Definitely the smell of fall is like no other. I wish my nose wasn’t plugged… and that Z would bake a pie… -kris

  2. fall is when frost kills the weeds I never got around to pulling and when jazz concert series pop up at universities. It is a time of strudel making and garlic planting. It is a time to breathe cool air. and apparently it is the season this guy stops blogging about his garden job ;’)

    mmmm strudel! And it’s probably high time you take a break from the work-garden. Happy fall -kris

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