My favorite season is fall, but there are certain things I love about every season. As school winds down and our schedules are crazy, I realize that I need time to stop, take a breath and just smile. I need to block out the fussing kids in the car and roll down my window and just take in the beauty of the things around me.
I pass this every day taking the kids to school. There is a small house and a large pasture and field fence that surrounds it all. It's not particularly appealing during fall and winter, but I love that in spring, the fence is overgrown with wild flowers okay, weeds) and honeysuckle. Isn't it pretty?
Another thing that makes me smile is the cottonwood trees. Have you ever seen a cottonwood tree?
This is a cottonwood tree. See the little white fluff blowing up in the air? Those are cottonwood seeds.
This is a close view of a cottonwood tree branch. See those white puffs? Those are the seeds. They blow in the wind like snow in summer. I can walk out my front door and see them falling like snowfall all around me this time of year. It looks just like snow on a 90 degree day. I love that!
So, what about this time of year makes you smile?