Monday, September 22, 2008

It is here!!!

Today is one of my favorite days of the year.

THE FIRST DAY OF AUTUMN!!!!!

I love it. Love it! I love the colors of the changing leaves. Although they are dying, they do it so beautifully and gracefully. I hope to die that way too.
Well that was morbid.
Anyway. I love Autumn. The crispness of the air. The hint of cooler weather but still the feel of the warm summer air.
Believe it or not I even love the smell of Autumn. For some of you Autumn may smell good. For me and the places I have lived the last 15 years the smell of Autumn is defoliant.

Defoliant: a chemical that removes leaves from growing plants

The first few years of Autumn in the northeast part of the state made me want to gag! Oh, I thought it was the worst smell ever. But over the years it has grown on me.
We lived in Camden for one Autumn season and I actually missed the smell of defoliant. I'm sick I know.
Friday, when we were in Leachville visiting some friends(but by no means all of our friends!) I walked outside in the early evening and felt like I was home. It smelled just like Autumn smells in my mind: Defoliant-a killer of green leaves on a growing cotton plant. Who knew it would bring back such wonderful memories?!
I hope you have enjoyed the first day of Autumn. Sadly, it is warm here and we stayed inside almost all day. We'll make up for it though. We will enjoy Autumn to the fullest!!

Julie

2 comments:

Megan said...

I'm glad I am not the only one that notices that the seasons have a smell! Cool Jules, you are the coolest. I miss you guys! 143!

Sisters said...

I hate defoilant(sp?)!
AJL