Monday, October 7, 2013

Gratitude Monday -- Seasonal Thanks

Tunnel2013 014

I've always loved the change of season and I am especially fond of autumn.
The trees put their very best colours out in a last hurrah before the wind and snow strike them bare and put them to sleep.
I feel the best in fall. The playful nip of frost in the air awakens me. I am my most alive when the rest of my world closes in on itself.
Perhaps it is the quiet of life this time of year. It's life, but calmer and inward-seeking.  It is the meditative season before the sleep of winter, and I am grateful for it.
The photo is a familiar one to long-time readers.
It's a tunnel under a train track by the river and each fall I go through it as my own personal passage to my best season.


Tabor said...

This is why I was worried about my mood recently as fall usually energizes me and makes me feel happy.

solarity said...

You're making me fall in love with that bridge (er, tunnel) more every time you show it. And you describe my reaction to fall so exactly--except for my dread of the coming cold weather. I'd be delighted to skip winter and go straight to spring.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Leah J. Utas said...

It'll come, Tabor.

Mary Anne, good to know re: the bridge. I don't mind winter so much. It's good for writing.

Crabby McSlacker said...

I love that bridge too!

And fall is such a glorious time of year, I think it's my fave. Plus: pumpkin pie!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Crabby.
And around here it's carrot pie this year.

Chris said...

I feel at my best this time of year as well. And that's a gorgeous photo.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Chris. Fall is the best.

Hilary said...

I love this custom of yours. That bridge is just so beautiful.

Leah J. Utas said...

Oh, thanks, Hilary. It made its home in my marrow the first moment I saw it.

messymimi said...

Even though we only have two seasons -- wet and hurricane -- i'm also grateful that as we end hurricane season, the heat does abate. It's not as pretty as your autumn colors, but it does make us feel better.

Leah J. Utas said...

It's change, Messymimi. That's what's important. And feeling better.