My Dearest Autumn,
Oh, how I have missed you so! It’s been a long, hot summer and I have eagerly been awaiting your return. It has officially been fall for almost a week now, but it was just yesterday that I truly noticed your presence. The air was marked with a cool crispness that did not exist the day before, there were leaves on the ground for the first time, and it just felt different.
Thoughts of getting the boxes filled with fall décor out of the attic and decorating the house with pumpkins, gourds, and all things autumn played on repeat in my mind all day. I longed to stockpile pumpkin butter from Trader Joes, to snuggle by the fire, and to cozy up with sweaters, scarves, and boots. However, I feared that you would sneak away in the night and because of this, did not give into my urge to decorate for fall.
Alas, my fears proved true and as temperatures shot back up into the high 80’s today, my heart broke. Nevertheless, I was happy you were here, even if it was only for a flicker in time. Enclosed are photos of some of our times together – I will cling to memories of years past to get me through this seemingly endless summer.
Do you remember the fall tables we set with No-Sew Burlap Table Runners?
Do you recall some of the autumn desserts we made? Such sweet memories for me!
Autumn, please come back soon, and stick around for a while. I will embrace you with open arms.