a quick glance outside confirmed what every one and every calendar* is saying.... fall is here! i knew it official when two dark-eyed junco's bounced by looking for a little breakfast. i love those little creatures. here, they migrate to the more elevated and treed areas of the region around the end of march, so it is always lovely to see them return to my yard at this time of year.
i thought i would be sneaky and creep down the steps with my camera and try to get some pictures... well, i knew it was unlikely because where ever i go, chet goes... and though he isn't interested in small birds, the small birds don't know that and they scatter when they hear him coming.
i was able to take some pictures of these candles holders full of rain water and covered with condensation. the morning light coming through them was so sparkly and beautiful i completely forgot about the birds. often, there is a benefit of not tidying up after a dinner outside (i am purposely not divulging when that dinner was...)
this is what fall feels like to me. bright, sparkly, a bit chilly and damp and just so beautiful. summer is for others who enjoy bare feet and cotton dresses. give me a sweater, some shoes that cover my toes and a pair of sunglasses and i am the happiest person in the world. blue sky and crisp air? there ain't nothing better.
*southern hemisphere excepted... spring runs a very tight second to fall in my book. now, if spring came after summer, it would tie for 'greatest season of all' with autumn.