Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Ugh, it's fall

I think I'm not a fall person.  When I was in school in Utah I liked fall because I associated it with the excitement of a new school-year and the fun of wearing sweaters.  Now that I just work at a law firm, I don't have new school-years, and I only wear sweaters on the weekends.  So that leaves me to appreciate fall on its own merits, which appear to be the following: 
  • Gorgeous, non-humid weather with rich colors from the autumn leaves.
  • Faded gardens and increasingly sluggish goldfish who may not survive the winter.
  • Dark, chilly mornings and evenings that break my cycling/running/workout routine and make me want to just stay inside and watch TV.
  • A feeling (let's call it "dread") that we're on an accelerating spiral to the frenzy of the year-end holidays and the January doldrums.
On balance, it's a negative score.  I really miss the heat and light and positive energy of spring and summer. 

Sigh.  Maybe the one-season climate of southern California would suit me fine, after all.


chitarita said...

I bet a turtle would survive the winter.

Anonymous said...

The longer I go, the more I like fall, because of the beautiful color of the leaves, the cooling of the air, and the way the light turns from a bright white to a softer golden tone. I also look forward to the wearing of sweaters (if only). True, I miss the longer daylight hours. But I always look forward to the holidays and the bazillion little white lights that comer with the Christmas season.

Anonymous said...

...It's the melancholy of the week between Christmas and New Years I don't look forward to, and January should be skipped altogether! Lady