This fall has been so gloriously warm, so summer-like, that I'm only now catching the feelings of fall. The comforting hug of sweaters and scarves. The damp smell of the forest. The shiver of joy when rain falls hard on the roof at night.
I'm rediscovering my favorite walking trails. They're less busy during the day now, the domain of dog-walkers and mothers with pre-schoolers. Kids and pets. They get us outside rain or shine.
Boardwalks are damp, the light oblique.
Everything grows green again. Even the puddles.
I play naturalist with Miss S, walking at toddler speed and noticing everything. Translucent mushrooms erupt from tree trunks. Why have I not noticed them before?
Banana slugs abound, another sign of the season. Watch them. Poke them. Photograph them. The world is full of wonders.
What have you been enjoying lately?