We were lucky enough to survive Hurricane Irene with little damage around here, but my heart goes out to those who are dealing with the destruction. Around here, it feels like Irene brought us autumn.
I love fall. I love the warmth of the sun on the downslope of summer. I love the richness of autumn veggies and fall recipes. I love sweaters and jeans. I love the chill in the air when I take the dog out in the mornings. I love Halloween and wreathes of red and yellow leaves. Summertime is all fun and games, but fall is really my favorite.