Fall, Glorious Fall

I love fall. I think it is my favorite season. The leaves changing colors, the stores being stocked with school supplies, the weather cooling off, the cute sweaters I can wear...fall is great.

I just don't like people forcing fall on me before it's time. The beginning of August isn't fall people! I refuse to allow you to convince me that it is just because all schools have all started up again. The candy aisle at Macey's was all ready for Halloween and I know it won't be long before the garden section Wal-mart is converted to the costume section. And I have been hearing commercials on the radio for store's "fall specials" for at least 3 weeks now. It makes me mad and until today, I have rejected these fall pressures. But...
As the first day of September, I am now ready to accept that fall is arriving*. And I am pretty optimistic about autumn in Utah. Winter was a shock to my poor little used-to-Texas system, even though the locals said it was "such a mild winter". And their was practically no spring. One day it was snowing, the next day I was out in short sleeves and summer had arrived, unwelcome to be sure. I'm not saying it was as bad as Texas. It was at least dry (and therefore, much nicer for my hair) and it wasn't as hot as College Station summers but at least people are prepared for summer in Texas. There are pools everywhere and it's hard to find a place without central air so it's bearable. In Utah, you just can't get away from the heat, except by shopping. We definitely spent a couple evenings walking around Wal-Mart just because we didn't want to go home.

But still, I hold out hope for Fall. The picture above is of Logan Canyon and I get excited just thinking about the views that will surround me when the leaves turns colors. I haven't experiences a real fall in quite some time and I have missed it.

In honor of fall and the smell of sharpened pencils that has been filling the air, this month I will be sharing some educational information with you. I recently found a list of "100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know" I have to admit, I didn't know them all :-( So at the bottom of every post this month, I will post one of the words I didn't know and it's definition. By the end of the month, fall will be here in all it's glory and we will all be a little smarter (or, at least I will be). The inaugural word:

Moiety - a half, each of two part into which a thing is or can be divided.
(definition by Oxford English because I refuse to use Merriam-Webster.)

* I know that technically it doesn't begin until the fall equinox, which this year is on September 23, but who goes by the technical date? According to that, the first day of Summer was June 21st and the first day of winter will be December 22. Try convincing me of that when December 1st I am knee deep in snow. I hiss at technical season dates.

1 comment :

  1. The canyons in mid-late September are breathtaking. Fall is my favorite time of year, here.

    Winters suck, but Fall? YUM