It actually looks like rain outside. Boy isn't that a change!
That has been a rarity in these parts of Southern Kentucky all summer and the dark sky has me wanting to curl up into my cocoon, wrap my wings tightly around me and snuggle down with a good book or movie.
The sky is a hazy overcast gray, tempered by cooler weather than we've had in a long time. The trees are already losing leaves and I realize we're not really that far from the onset of Autumn. The ground is damp from the light rain we had through the night and the air is filled with the smell of fall. I can feel it in my bones and it sets my senses to tingling.
I've always found it funny. I can feel the changes in weather and seasons within myself...like a calling upon my soul that things are going into a transition, a different phase and mentality. It's darker earlier in the evenings as well as for longer in the mornings. And to think we don't even change the time until the beginning of November! I can only imagine how it will be come then.
My garden is done for, as are most of my flowers in the yard and there's a great urgency in the squirrels as they bounce across our yard with a walnut pooching their cheeks out to find a good hiding spot for them, stocking up. I actually found a walnut sitting on the stand next to our mailbox. Not sure how it got there considering there are no trees hanging over. The closest walnut tree is down the road on the opposite side in our yard. I honestly don't think the nut fell from the tree and landed that far away.
And here I am indoors, thinking about how it won't be long before I start decorating for Christmas on the porch and throughout the house. It will be upon us before you know it. This year has been full of ups and downs and what a ride it's been.
I'm also thinking about my writing, of course. The excerpt from my previous blog is turning into something quite different than just a short. Yesterday I almost reached 10,000 words and today I will pick back up at the beginning of the sixth chapter. I'm trying to decide if this should be a novella or a novel. I'm not really sure. I suppose I will write and just see where it carries me.
If anyone would like to read more of it, feel free to let me know and I'll be more than happy to share it.
Have a wonderful pre-autumn day.