Do you have autumnal weather where you are? Some leaves changing color or other sensory cues to let you know the seasons are shifting?
Down here in South Florida, I often have this experience that reminds me of seasonal shift. I walk into a grocery store, and I'm hit by the smell of cinnamon: the cinnamon brooms have arrived! I walk in, sweaty from the walk to my car, and as I adjust to the chill of the air conditioning, I reflect on how non-autumnal I feel.
If I had more time, I'd put together a fresh photo essay, but that's not the week I'm having this year. Luckily, I have done this kind of photo essay in the past. So, for photos that may put you in an autumn frame of mind, see this post.
It's a good time to offer some thanks for what the summer season has given us and to reflect upon our hopes and yearnings for the next 3 months. I am happy that summer brought me a new house and new experiences that come with living closer to the beach. I am hoping to begin this new season by closing on the sale of our old house and settling more fully into our new house. I am hoping to get back to a writing schedule. I am hoping to be more fully present for people than I have been during the hectic summer I've just experienced.
What are your autumnal yearnings? What do you hope and plan to do?
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