It's officially autumn, as evidenced by the new chrysanthemums that now fill our patio urns. Last week saw the first frost of the season, which took care of the petunias and geraniums that flowered in them all summer long.
For the most part it's still warm, despite a few cold and rainy days, and the leaves have just barely begun to change colour, so it's easy to hang on to a summer state of mind. But like it or not, fall is here. It's in the Pumpkin Spice Lattes at Starbucks. It's in the all the red, brown, and orange shades taking over the store displays. It's in the sweaters and boots that are slowly replacing sandals in the hallway... and the cinnamon candle I suddenly feel like burning as the days get shorter and the nights colder. I will miss summer, no doubt about it, but there are a few things about this time of year that I love.
Like the start of hockey season.
At the rink is one place I'm very happy to be. Happy fall y'all!
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