Fall has faded

Fall has faded

I hear a lot of Ohioans talking about their love of fall. I’m one of them.

The idea of fall is a lovely one. As the fantasy goes, the temperature is cool but comfortable and the leaves are in full color. Disheveled piles of raked leaves make perfect play areas for kids, and the sky is a golden haze when the sun sets.

These days do exist. The photo above was taken on a fall day like this. Unfortunately, it was the last beautiful fall day of the year.

In reality, fall is a fleeting season in this area. If we’re truly lucky, the conditions may be favorable for a week, maybe two, but almost never more than that. Invariably the weather turns harsh sooner than it should, and boom. We’re in for an eternity of cold, grey winter.

Thanks to the edges of hurricane Sandy, the remaining leaves on our trees have been stripped. It is painfully cold, and we have snow on the ground. Can I get a bah humbug?

Fall has faded, but it could be worse. So, so much worse. Here’s to hoping that the people truly on the front lines of hurricane Sandy are able to pick up the pieces and return to some semblance of a normal life soon.

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6 comments

  1. Aw, such a sweet picture and post, had to pin it

  2. Bah humbug… I’m in SWOhio and am missing those soft fall breezes and colorful trees too. We will keep holding good thoughts for others who have had many upsets from hurricane Sandy. Stay warm!

  3. We have fall but now it is a bit cooler we are getting some of the hurricane sandy weather. It is much warmer than it was before. However I kind of feel your pain . Fall is my favorite season too.

  4. We got snow here yesterday too, it’s hard not to get excited though, because the little one gets soooooooooooo happy to see it. :)

    Love the b&w pic., that’s awesome!

  5. This is why you need to move to Atlanta. @stacieinatlanta and I will be here waiting to greet you!

  6. Lovely picture, lovely sentiment for those affected by Sandy, one which I share. Be blessed.

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