September 5, 2008

Is it almost Fall?

When I was a little kid in the Midwest I remember it being hot for the first couple of weeks of school then all of the sudden it was chilly and fall. One of my favorite things to do was walk in the gutter that was full of golden leaves and kick them all the way home.


Then we moved to Arizona where there really isn't a fall, it's so short if you blink you could miss it. But this morning when I stepped outside to feed the dogs I could smell it, the school weather. The mornings are cooler and the air smells of school days and waiting for the bus. It's funny I still get that butterfly feeling in my tummy, the anticipation of a new day. I love it, it's exciting and nostalgic at the same time. It's one of those things I hope never goes away.
{image via Flickr}

6 comments:

The Lil Bee said...

I love it, too. And it never has to go away. We live across the street from a private school and just this week I heard the kids laughing and skipping at 3pm. So sweet.

amber {daisy chain} said...

I completely remember the butterfly feeling, and you're so right about the change in weather bringing it on. It's that crisp Fall chill, a freshly packed lunchbox and a new school outfit all wrapped into one.

collard green queen said...

as much as I hate to see summer go here at the beach- I love the Fall - smores on the fire pit out back with the kids- and watching football with my honey on the couch-

benson said...

I'm not sure at what age you moved to Arizona- but I, too, am from the Midwest:) Whenever I smell wet leaves or leaves burning (not so much around here!)instantly transported to Illinois. Fall in Prescott is fabulous because we still don't have to deal with snowstorms, bitter cold, and all that goes along with that like our Midwest friends will have to put up with in another 3-4 months!

Camille said...

I lived in Southern California for 5 years and I became so blue in September because I love the fall and I missed the subtle changes that evolved into the colorful landscape of my youth.

Jessie said...

I'm with ya, girl!

It was quite a shock to leave KC in the summer, and come back a week later, and it's fall!