Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fall festivities

 
Summer is officially a memory and fall is definitely in the air. The hummingbirds are frantically feeding, the bees are buzzing and flitting from flower to flower.
 
The air was crisp and the breeze delightful when we came upon a neighborhood festival Saturday. Kids were as frenetic as the critters. They bounced and climbed and ran in and out, up and down the inflatable climbers and bounce house. They giggled all the way downhill rolling-rolling-rolling as  a blues band belted out music that rocked the soul. Artists displayed their handicrafts in booths. The aromas of fried banana splits (don't ask me!) and funnel cakes and hot dogs permeated the air. I walked a trail through the park, came back out of breath to sit beside my honey on a huge boulder on a hillside. We observed the crowd, relished the sunshine and enjoyed the afternoon.
 
We saw huge logs in a fire pit and we also saw the haywagon, but we didn't stay around for the evening hayride and activities. Ahhh, fall, it makes one glad to be alive! On this day I am grateful for my eyes so I can see the beauty of it all, my mobility so I can take a hike, and my husband who makes me smile with his clever observations.   
 
 
 

13 comments:

Tammy said...

Amen, Linda!

Sioux said...

I am LOVING the weather we've had for the last two days. Bring on the cool, crisp days and the cold nights...

Joanne Noragon said...

Kids are just indefatigable. I love seeing them at it.

Lynn said...

Yes, me too - love this cool weather.

Bookie said...

Weather is nice. However, this morning it was 50 and too chilly for reading first thing...ah, it can slow down on getting too cold too fast! :)

jabblog said...

I love this time of year when sunshine is a blessing and the air is crisp and sweet.

Carol said...

What a great time! I have really enjoyed the transition to fall this year.

thisisme said...

I agree with you, Linda. This is such a beautiful time of the year. I love the way you call your hubby your honey :)Autumn is certainly well on its way.

Val said...

Out here in the middle of nowhere, the snakes are sunning themselves on the blacktop.

Fall is my favorite season. It has nothing to do with snakes.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

I love the fall! We had lovely weather here all weekend as well.

Susan said...

Hi Linda...Fall is my favorite season too, Linda. Without a doubt. Take care and have a nice Monday. Thanks for all your visits and comments to my blog. Susan

SUSAN SAYS said...

Love this picture of fall you've given us. I echo your sentiments!

Karen Lange said...

Looks like fun! It was a beautiful weekend here too. I love fall! :)