Wednesday, September 09, 2009

TARA'S WALK

Just the other day as Tara (our Greyhound) and I were taking our evening walk, I stopped for a moment to note that the air was very different. Gone was the heavy laborious humidity of late summer; in its place, crisp cool air to fill ones lungs with ease. Tara was actually the first to notice this peculiar alteration as she lifted her long regal head, tilted it ever so slightly and breathed slowly. This brought a smile to my face and immediately slowed our normally fast-paced fifteen minute constitutional down the sidewalk on College Street to a casual stroll back to the front porch. Autumn has this magical transformational effect on me where I become blissful, confident, and comfortable again. Its arrival makes me want to savor time with family and friends, preferably over a hot pot of black tea and plate of scones with plenty of milk and sugar on hand.

9 comments:

willow said...

You know how much I adore autumn!! And WHERE did you find this perfect fall tea society header?!

Rebecca said...

Willow, I can't help but think of you and Autumn as soulmates...

I found the image when I did a Google search on James Tissot paintings...

Rebecca said...

Oops..forgot to give you the title...It's called "The Picnic". It was painted in 1879.

Betsy said...

Me, too! Love autumn! That is a beautiful sidewalk to take walks on! Just lovely!

Rebecca said...

Betsy,I can imagine you'll be posting lots of great autumnal recipes for the season.

We had our evening walk earlier on that very street. Tara really wanted to linger longer than usual this cool evening. It took a bit of prodding to get her in this time.

...mmm... said...

Yes, savour the time indeed.

"in its place, crisp cool air to fill ones lungs with ease--I try to do this each morning with my window up beside my pillow. Breathe in deeply. Ahhh.....

Good to hear form you again. I was just wondering this morning how your blog was coming along as I haven't been her in yonks it seems.

Rebecca said...

MMM,

I have missed your comments over here, too. We must do something about that, dear friend!

I hope you are well and taking good care of yourself...

...mmm... said...

No need for Autumn to savour time over a hot pot of tea and a plate of scones! :) I could do that all year long. :)

ChaChaneen said...

I absolutely lurve the Fall season, it's my favorite. Labor Day weekend I was decorating my house for the season already. Lol such a pretty walk you have there.... sigh