Autumn has always been my favorite season of the year. As a child, it might have been because my birthday was in autumn, and it signaled the approach of Christmas, with all the joy surrounding that season.
I still love autumn, but since our move back to the farm, my reasons for loving it have changed. Shorter days and cooler nights mean less outdoor work and longer walks with my dogs. It means time to take a leisurely ride on BJ. It means open windows and fresh air. It means the sound of melodic meadowlarks in the morning and the soothing, rhythmic chirping of crickets at night.
It’s a time of calm; a time to reap the rewards of all our hard work during the growing season.
In this blog, I want to share with you some of the reasons why I love autumn on our farm. But how to describe it in words and do it justice? That is the dilemma.
There is some disagreement over who first coined the phrase, “A picture is worth 1000 words.” But there is absolutely no disagreement in its truth. And so, having used only 214 words, I now give you some of my reasons why I love this season.
(Every photo in this blog was taken on our farm in Ellis County, Kansas)
Next Week: A Pictorial Tribute to Autumn, Part 2