while driving around to go to the Okanagan for the fall wine festival i was amazed and overjoyed to see all of the leaves changing to pretty colours. Vancouver and the west coast is full of evergreens and beautiful fall foliage can be hard to find. clearly, this is not Quebec or Ontario.
i realized that i *missed* fall, with it’s colours and crisp air. and then it hit me: i was missing it even more than usual because last year, i skipped fall! i was in Asia and i had a continuous summer – i loved it and i regret none of it (and still dream of it) but somewhere, deep down, fall was overdue. call it being home sick or whatever. but seeing red, orange and yellow leafs everywhere has made cheered me up.
it feels right, and good. it’s a beautiful time of year.