Saturday, September 29, 2007

Fall Colors...

If you've never lived here in North Central Nowhere, where Nothing Ever Happens and there's Nothing To Do, well, hey, I'm sorry. We're slippery-sliding into autumn right now. Even though the temperatures are still climbing into the 80s on a lot of days, they're also diving headlong into the 40s at night. This means that if no one was looking, some of us would run the air conditioning during midday hours and turn on the furnace when we get up in the morning. (I can't do this because the boyfriend always notices things like that.)

But the colors here--I'm writing this in only one of them--defy description. I remember being so surprised that Vermont in October really does look like calendar pictures. So does Indiana. Plus I'm pretty sure our entire state smells like apples and cornfields and burning leaves. (There's a pig farm down the road that distributes an entirely different smell, but that's only certain times of the day, thank goodness--and carnivore that I am, I do really love ham and pork chops. Sigh.)

Well, I see I'm wandering here, when all I really wanted to do was brag about fall in the Midwest, where it truly is glorious. It sounds like Friday night high school football and crunching leave and feels good. Even though the truth is that things really do happen here and there really are things to do, those of us who were born here love the reputation we have. I think we like knowing something the rest of the world doesn't.

Except that I just told, didn't I? Oh, well...have a good day, everybody.

Comments: It sounds beautiful! That reminds me that I need to drive out and take a few pictures of the Nebraska countryside in the fall. We still have very warm days here and still run the air. Haven't touched the furnace yet - there's an ugly thought.
# posted by Blogger CherylStJ : October 2, 2007 at 9:05 AM   Yes, my waxing lovely about fall in the Midwest doesn't extend to turning on the furnace!
# posted by Blogger Liz Flaherty : October 3, 2007 at 7:43 PM   Liz, I so agree. Indiana is beautiful in the fall. Have you driven to Southern Indiana, near Nashville, Brown CO? Lovely this time of year with the colorful leaves and rolling hills.
# posted by Blogger Janet Dean : October 23, 2007 at 6:59 PM   Post a Comment

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