Change Is In The Air

It’s hard to believe that in just a few short weeks summer will be over. The pop of color from the wildflowers will be replaced by the reds and yellows of the fall leaves. The soft feeling of the the cool green grass on bare feet will give way to the dry crunch of fallen leaves beneath my favorite pair of boots.

I spent a few minutes outside of my office at my day job and there was a familiar crisp scent in the air. The wind blew a little cooler and I knew that this was the prelude to the change of seasons. The Appalachian Mountains in fall are one of the most beautiful sights your eyes can behold. The vast forests give us a grand finale with a symphony of color just before the trees take their winter slumber. The days are still warm enough to enjoy without the jungle like humidity. For a brief time the trilling song of the tree frogs will change over to the chirps of katydid. The bucks will begin to rub away the velvet from their antlers and establish their territory with epic wrestling matches. The bears are now fat and looking for a nice quiet den to sleep in. Country gardens are in harvest and those who still live off of the land are busy with canning. The wonderful aromas of stews, jellies and jams are coming from every hill and holler in the backcountry. So breathe in the last few moments of summer and get ready for the grand finale of Fall.

13 thoughts on “Change Is In The Air

  1. you always take out some time from your daily schedule just to be the part of this changing air. I follow you so as I am following the weather of Appalachian Mountains. I read about it in my Geography book, they are the oldest mountain, just like Aravali ranges.

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    1. Thank you Enni ❀ I don't always get to do it every day. ☹ Sometimes I have to take several moments at once and spread the posts out over a few days.
      Yes, our mountains are very old. The coal mines find fossils and sometimes even mysterious man made objects. The out of place artifact known as the pagan bell was found by a man who went to church with my brother. It was a brass bell that was found inside a lump of coal!
      If you have any questions about the Appalachian Mountains I'll be happy to try and answer. 😊

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  2. As much as I love summer and am a summer child, I have to admit fall aesthetics are stunning particularly the golden orange and red leaves 🍁, it reminds me of the sun so in a way summer leaves it’s mark, doesn’t it?

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