Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Where is Fall?

this is a gorgeous tree we saw in Madison County.

Every year I regret that I do not live in a place that has actual "seasons." I never knew what I was missing until my junior year in high school when my family moved up to Denver and I actually experienced four seasons. I remember the first time I realized why Fall is even necessary - so there are no leaves on the trees when the snow comes otherwise the trees will split with the weight of snow-covered leaves. That lesson came thanks to an early September snow storm that ruined many of the beautiful huge trees in our neighborhood. Then I went off to BYU and just marveled at how gorgeous
campus was in the Fall.


Fall is definitely my favorite season: the weather cools off (hopefully), the trees change colors, and the holidays start surrounding you and the air just feels different.

But there is no fall in Arizona. Heck, I'm still waiting to wear a long-sleeve shirt and it's the end of October! But going to Iowa made me especially wish I lived with seasons (maybe not theirs, but something more mild like Denver or Provo).

I mean, can you just imagine what this lane
will look like in a few short weeks?


Madison County, once again.

6 comments:

Megan said...

The fall is cold, we've hardly gotten out of the fifties since you left. And there is always the burden of wearing hats and warm clothes and jackets. So you have some benefits with the lack of seasons.

Nina said...

Mandi, you can move up to Flagstaff we have all 4 seasons and now we have chemicals to get snow and ice off the roads... Just a few miles up the hill, it is just expensive to live in Flag...

Amy said...

I so agree. Fall is definitely my favorite season!

michelle said...

Your pictures are beautiful! I think Fall is my favorite season too. I love the colors, and smells that come with it!

JoDee said...

I am so enjoying the changing of the leaves. Fall has always been my favorite time of the year. There is just something about the colors and the change and smell in the air that I love.

Kelly said...

Fall in the midwest is quite charming! I loved your trip pictures. You could always move here -- we have great seasons. Everything is really gentle, no extremes. Well, except for extreme rainfall. We probably got more last week than you do all year.