Autumn

Autumn

Autumn

I hate autumn. I know, the leaves are pretty when they change color.  If you have ever driven down through the mountains of West Virginia in Oct. you can see some breathtaking views.  The air has turned a little cooler and it is a refreshing change from the overbearing humidity of Aug. and a few days in Sept. It feels good to get out of our air conditioned houses and offices and stroll down the street on these pleasant days.  We can open our windows and let the fresh air fill our homes.  We experience literally a breath of fresh air!  But these are the only good things I can think of about autumn. Unfortunately, those pretty colored leaves only last few a weeks before a chilling wind blows them off the trees and the tree limbs turn bare and dead looking.  The ground is then covered with leaves that must be raked.  Then the weather turns balmy and the chill in the air reminds us that winter is just around the corner.  Snow, cold, slushy, icy roads.  Sigh.  Undoubtedly the Pilgrims and Native Americans observed the first Thanksgiving to help to improve their bad moods about autumn.