Monday, September 24, 2012

change is in the air

Just last week, I was relaxing on the beach, warming my feet in the sand, wandering along the water's edge.

Soaking in the hot tub with a glass of good red wine. Enjoying excellent food that I didn't have to prepare myself. Reading. Writing. Day dreaming...
...doing the sorts of things that awaken and inspire the imagination.

This morning, I walked the dogs wearing a sweatshirt and a jacket, wishing I'd remembered a hat and mittens.

Change is in the air!

Last week, I had no pressing agenda to accomplish, no deadlines to meet, no pressing schedule to follow.

This week, all that has changed, too. The house and yard need attention, there are appointments to keep, meals to prepare (again...), and a looming deadline on a new project. But, now I'm ready for it, the same way I think I'm ready for fall...reluctant to see summer fade but eager for autumn's gifts: the glorious colors, the crisp, cool nights, apple cider and pumpkin pie.

I was reluctant to see vacation end, but I'm ready for work to begin again. My imagination has been stoked and my energy restored. Change is in the air.

Do you welcome the change of seasons? Does it stoke your imagination?
"So you see,
imagination needs moodling--
long, inefficient, happy idling,
dawdling and puttering."
--Brenda Ueland--
Next week, I'll tell you about my new project...and its looming deadline.


  1. LOVE the change of seasons, that's why I love New England. Just as soon as I'm completely sick of it, it's a whole new season.

    Bring on the leaves, pumpkins and mums in my flowerbeds.

  2. I'm with you, Juli. I left my heart in New England when I graduated from UVM. I'd retire there in a heartbeat.

  3. I never prefer the cold over the heat. And I hate the shorter days. I'm a lover of summer.

  4. Love the cool weather, warmth of a fire place, a hot cup of tea.

  5. I love the change in seasons, the different sounds and smells. We're headed into spring and the perfumes here are glorious. Sue