I love the seasons. Especially Fall. It signals that it's time to bring out the hot chocolate, start those pots of stews and soups simmering and most importantly I get to start wearing my Uggs.
It hasn't always been my favorite season though. It has taken me many years to come to appreciate it's beauty. In fact I used to dread it. I was bothered by all the fallen leaves. Call me crazy but I thought they made my yard look so messy. I was obsessed with keeping them cleaned up. I would spend hours each day raking them, just to wake up and do it all over again. I drove myself crazy trying to keep up. them.
Thankfully, I'm over that now, and I have come to appreciate them. (if you can appreciate leaves, I do. Really.)
I now pay someone to do all the raking. But, not until I enjoy them for as long as possible. Even the ones on my porch, the ones in the rain gutters those that have fallen into the window wells and even those that get blown into the garage and get tracked into my house. ;)
This week's haiku is about seasons.
Summer fades to fall
Start piling on the blankets
To ward off night's chill
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