Fall Is In The Air

Alan and I arrived in Denver, Colorado today, and fall is in the air here. In Orlando, Florida, it doesn’t even seem to exist. This morning when we walked outside of the airport, it was chilly in the 50s or 60s. Our pants, long-sleeved shirts, and closed-toed shoes were not quite enough. Much of the ground vegetation is brown and dead looking, but the leaves on some of the trees are yellow. It has led me to reminisce of autumn back home in Pennsylvania.

Fall is a wonderful time of year in Pennsylvania. During the day you can often manage by wearing pants and long-sleeved shirts. Sometimes you just need to add a light jacket to ward off the brisk breeze. The leaves, of course, turn wonderful colors in autumn—red, orange, and yellow, while the pine trees remain green. The mix of colors is striking on the mountainsides as you drive down the road. I can remember laboring to rake up the fallen leaves in our very large yard. Afterwards, it was fun for my siblings and me to play in the pile of leaves.

Nighttime can also be appreciated during fall. As it is cooler, you often need to add a heavy sweatshirt, or sometimes long-johns are necessary. The advantage of the cool autumn night is the pleasure and warmth provided by a large bonfire. I loved roasting marshmallows until they turned tan and crisp on the outside and gooey on the inside. Then I would put the marshmallow between two graham crackers along with some chocolate. It was also a treat to sit around the bonfire with friends, just talking. Fall is a time of beauty and fun.





Filed under alan, Autumn, Bonfire, Colorado, Fall, Leaves, Pennsylvania, S’mores, Tywonn

2 responses to “Fall Is In The Air

  1. kd

    Fall is an amazing time of year! 🙂 I hope you guys are enjoying CO. The leaves haven’t gotten up here yet. M and D said they passed a lot of beautiful colors in Southern KY. We have mostly 60 and 70 right now, but it got down in the high 40s one day. Still been kinda warm and rainy really. But the good days are absolutely beautiful! 🙂

  2. Anonymous

    We made it home. Hope the mission conference went well. The fall time of the year is a time to see the handywork of God in full color. Sometimes you have to take God on faith as we cannot see what He is doing but in the fall you can definately see his work. I wonder if he planned it that way! A cooling off before the long winter and then a burst of color in the springtime. Love ya both. M2

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