Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A season of perfection

This fall in the Idaho Panhandle has been spectacular. Sunny days that are golden, a crispness to the air, a kaleidoscope of falling leaves, and the scent of wood smoke.

Sunday morning when I was driving into church there was still a layer of frost on the ground, the leaves were falling thick like snow flakes and the smoke from the chimneys swirled in the air and wrapped the houses until they looked like they were draped in a fine gauzy mist. It was amazing. I think autumn is the only season where the light is golden.

I know that soon we will have the rain that also always comes in fall, but even that carries with it it's own special enchantment.

Ahhh, I love the fall.