“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.”

Happy first day of fall!! Mother Nature has gifted us with a warm day, a summery day. A good breeze comes from the south, from my back door. Poor Henry was panting when he came back inside. I threw some ice cubes in his water. He likes that. I have a few errands today. I know my car’s air conditioner will be blasting. I’m hot already just sitting here.

Cat2 is out from under the bed almost all the time. I have actually patted her, and she purrs, happy for a touch. Her fur is heavily matted as was Cat1’s when he first came. His fur now is soft and fluffy, but I think it will be a while before I can comb and brush cat2. I’m just happy I can pat her without the poor baby running under the bed.

When I was a kid, most of the leaves in the trees on my walk to school turned yellow. They’d fall on the sidewalk and alongside the curb. If they got wet, they were slippery. I loved walking in the gutter and kicking the leaves as I walked. They’d fly left and right. Some landed on the street while others ended up on the sidewalk which was like a sea of yellow.

As soon as the sun went down, autumn nights had a chill about them. They were quiet nights, no kids’ voices, as we had to go inside early because it got darker earlier, and the street lights went on. I remember watching The Adventures of Superman and the Mickey Mouse Club in the late afternoon or maybe the early evening. My mother would be in the kitchen making dinner. The kitchen was small. I remember the window beside the kitchen table would fog. I’d use my sleeve to clear the damp fog from the window. We usually ate at that table but sometimes my mother let us eat in the living room in front of the TV. I remember meatloaf and corn.

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4 Comments on ““Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.””

  1. hedley Says:

    Its time – the patio furniture will soon return to its happy home in the basement, Mrs MDHs birthday will morph in to Christmas, be BBQ will go away and I will be growling at the snowblower wondering if it will start.

    My trees have been gently turning for the past couple of weeks but no sign of any separation of leaf from limb. The sprinklers need to be winterized. The furnaces have been done and we have heat available.

    Yesterday after the Detroit Lions continued their undefeated opening to the season. I went outside in the glorious sunshine and read James Holland’s new book on D Day

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      My deck furniture gets covered. The fountain is next then the chiminea is last as an outside wood fire is a joy this time of year.

      I have to check to see what else I need on my Christmas list. I think the gifts and such for the season are well in hand.

      My trees have yet to turn. North of me turns a few weeks before the cape does. We mostly have reds from the pine trees. My irrigation system is off but needs to be blown free of water. My heat was checked in the spring and it got a new filter. Now it is time to check the AC.

      The Pats too are undefeated. I just got back from the library. I have three new books to read.

  2. Rowen Says:

    Fine autumn set. The Eva Cassidy was a very nice surprise. Really distinctive—so much so that I wasn’t sure from the intro it was going to be the Kosma-Mercer standard. Great interpretation. It has sort of a Roberta Flack vibe, and somehow manages to evoke the French original. I’m lost in a damp, chilly day.

    • katry Says:

      Thank you, Rowen
      Eva Cassidy passed far too soon but she did leave an amazing catalogue of music, this being one of them. I wanted her singing this song instead of just audio and was glad I found it.

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