As the cold weather pushes us increasingly indoors, I was just enjoying the remembrance of Labor Day breakfast outdoors at my sister’s cottage!
Think of everything you love about fall….the crisp air, the golden glow everything has, the smell of burning leaves, the skitterish sound of leaves blowing around your feet….and then add your favorite kitty……and a wonderful guy who is willing to hold the slightly skittish kitty as you drive to the park….that was my perfect fall Saturday!
Another thing to look forward to as we brace for some more winter weather after our hint of spring: the fragrance of the Easter Lilies as you walk into my local HyVee grocery store. The hyacinths that are already in the store smell heavenly!
Most people talk about the fresh green grass and how it smells or excites the eyes after a long gray winter. Personally, however, I believe the best thing about grass is feeling it underneath you, and maybe it’s not just the grass. Walking on the earth or lying down, it feels so alive. Try it sometime! Walk on some hard, cold, man-made pavement, and then step off to the side and feel the living, changing, responding soil and grass. And if you are really brave, when no one is looking….lie down and just roll around, then end up on your back and watch the clouds roll by!