17 October 2009

Autumn


It is time to pay homage to Autumn- that glorious, forlorn season immovably lodged between the ectasy of Summer and the tenebrosity of Winter. Autumn exhibits an ability to amaze and enlighten me each time it occurs, for about three months. Here's what I love regarding the season named after sprinkling leaves:
  1. The sunshine. The sun shines boldly in the Summer, timidly in the Spring, and mistrustfully in the wintry months. But in Autumn it shines respectfully and delicately. The sun doesn't burn; it doesn't blacken. Instead it brightens and delivers. It transforms trees and makes collages of countrysides. The sun treats forests like the art they are and boldly frames them in spectacular fireworks.
  2. The leaves. Touring a New England countryside or a Utah canyon in October makes me happier than a blanket on a bed, and significantly happier than a pig in a blanket on a bed. I am just in awe each year as Fall pulls more ideas out of its cache of luminous hues.
  3. Running. October is about the last month I can cruise the River Parkway bare-chested. The flat light doesn't  accost my eyes and the leaves underfoot make for a soft landing with each step.
Then there's the apple cider, pumpkin pie, academic beginnings and that silent 'n' at the end of Autumn that all combine to make it a brilliant time of year. Live on Fall, live on. Don't be bullied by Winter or shadowed by Summer. I think you're the best.
And now I'm talking to a season...

7 comments:

Danielle Mendel said...

4. Driving through the canyon with a pretty girl and jumping ten feet in the air at the sight of a tiny snake.

Cant believe you forgot that one, I mean really... :)

Emily said...

Autumn is my favorite, too, Dave. Add maple sugar candy, ginger snaps, tomato soup, scarves, and boots to my reasons why.

David's Holla Atchya! Blog said...

Dani, come on. That snake thing was just an act... I was totally Manly about it. But 'Driving through the canyon with a pretty girl,' that is noteworthy. That is for sure the #1 reason why I love Fall.

Emily, scarves and ginger snaps to make the season all the better. And maple sugar.

Symantha said...

You know, summer's my favorite, but this post made me extremely happy. Plus, you used the word cache, and that alone made me smile.

Charity Jade Eyre said...

so, i finally got around to exploring your blog world, and all i can say is, "holla!!!" oh, and, i love the fall, too! we should be friends!

Megan said...

I have to admit that Fall is my favorite season, too. We have three humongous Cottonwood trees on our lot and I love the covering of crisp, golden leaves they provide. Fall is beautiful in Utah, although I went home to Oregon for a long weekend last October (the first time I've been in Oregon in the Fall since high school) and I must say the colors were even more vibrant and breath-taking. It might have something to do with the fact that Oregon is still green after the leaves fall. I can only imagine how New England looks right now.

By the way, you are Mr. Blog Commenter Extraordinaire! Thanks for the comments you leave on my blog. I do remember you being a trumpet player, but I also remember that you never did get around to playing for me when I stayed at your house. Quite the disappointment.... :)

Emilie said...

what a beautiful photo! Did you take it?! I am curious... what thesaurus do you use, or how do you come up with words like "tenebrosity?"