I know many of you love the fall months and have already started putting out the fall decor in your homes in anticipation of the change of seasons.
Personally, fall is my least favorite time of year.
There is no real obvious change of season here in Florida where I live. We don’t get the pretty changing leaves and it will probably remain quite warm for several more months. More often than not, we are still wearing shorts at Thanksgiving and the air conditioning is still on. Since I enjoy warm weather over cold, I actually don’t mind that.
I am happiest when the summer rains have turned the trees and grass a beautiful lush and vibrant green, and flowers are blooming abundantly.
But it won’t be long before almost everything green and colorful will slowly become a dead shade of brown. Ick!
Once the fall months arrive, I also miss those longer days of summer and sitting on the porch swing after dinner until the sun dips below the horizon well past 8:30 p.m.
When we turn the clocks back an hour and are no longer on Daylight Savings Time, it will be dark by 6:00 o’clock. ::sigh:: It makes me feel like I should be getting ready for bed…before dinner is even served or the dishes are done!
Another reason fall does not excite me… I am not particularly fond of the traditional autumn colors of oranges, deep burgundy, browns, and golden yellows offered in clothing and home decor. Blah. No offense intended to those of you who do love those colors. They just aren’t “me.” I’m not comfortable wearing them or living with them.
My home is decorated mostly in a pastel color palette so it is next to impossible to incorporate the typical decorations of scarecrows dressed in their autumn finery, Indian corn, acorns, orange pumpkins, etc., into my home. I am “fall decor challenged.”
No, I am definitely not ready to say good-bye to summer yet!