Fall is right around the corner. Stores have Halloween decorations out. People are pulling out their sweaters. Coffee drinkers are starting to salivate thinking of Pumpkin Spice Lattes.
But hey, the season isn’t all about the PSL. Don’t get me wrong, as soon as my local Starbucks starts selling them, I’m getting one. That sweet, tasty spicy treat is one of the few things that distract me from the impending long death that is Winter.
Some Other Best Things About Fall…
Oh. That’s right. NOTHING!
For some reason, everyone seems to love Fall. The posts about cooler weather and sweaters and changing leaves have started. But they forget that after Fall comes Winter.
Fall is the slow death of all the dreams of Summer. No more beach days, sitting in the sun and feeling it’s warm kiss on your skin. All you get is cool glimpses of the sun on rare days when the fall clouds aren’t covering the sky.
The trees put on an exuberant death mask before eventually losing their grip on the leaves that collected the precious energy the sun gave them all Summer. Then the stormy winds, tinged with creeping cold, blow them off. They drift into yards and gardens, killing whatever used to grow beneath,
It’s the prelude to the Long Night that is Winter. The weather is wet, cold, and depressing. It starts as a cool drizzle on a cloudy day. The type of day hipsters love to spend in coffee shops blogging about mustaches and single-gear bicycles.
As the season drags on, though, the precipitation gets slick. Sleet, icy rain, and snow. The dew on the blades of grass that spiders drank during the summer freezes in the frigid overnight air. It makes each step crunchy like you’re stepping on the bones of the Summer and hearing them crackle and break.
Fall is the slow, quiet death of the Earth. Even the animals flee, geese honking noisily as they pass over ponds leaving the silent pools to freeze over.
But, you guys, PUMPKIN SPICE!