Do you see how pretty the maple in my backyard is? It is the third week in October and the colors are always pretty this week. I had never really noticed before....that is until my sister started to come home for a fall visit. My sister lives 2000 miles away in Texas. I love her visits and she loved the fall, change of season. One time I picked her up at Logan and we drove to Freeport for a weekend of shopping, eating and relaxing. We laughed and talked. We stayed at a quaint B&B. I needed the time away from work and I needed to see the colors, smell the air and slow down in general. We planned on taking our Mom the next year and sadly we lost her in September and never made the trip. Our Mom was so looking forward to it....when I went to her home after she was gone, there sat the LLBean catalogue she had been looking through...see one should not wait or say next time. Anyway, we visited my sister last year and had our Fall in Texas. Now this year she could not get away and I am feeling kind of sad. Just missing our time together. Missing my sister and my Mom. Does that ever go away?
OK, I am feeling so sorry for myself, but it is a beautiful time of year and my sister has made me more aware of my surroundings and I have stopped and taken the time to smell the beautiful crisp Autum air....with a touch of woodsmoke.
I hope you all take the time to enjoy the season and appreciate your family!