Storybook Woods is having a special blog-party to celebrate autumn and to express her delight that Victorian magazine will soon be published again. Autumn Bliss has been going on all week and I've enjoyed visiting her blog every day, reading about the autumn ideas that other bloggers are sharing there. I think you would enjoy visiting as well --- please stop by Storybook Woods and see what's going on there. I think you'll enjoy the autumn crafts, recipes, and other ideas shared.
Because I enjoy Clarice and her blog, I wanted to participate in her special event. But, I will admit that I have struggled all week with the idea that autumn is near. We are having a perfect "Indian Summer" --- blissful days with warm temperatures, puffy clouds, and sunshine. These are the days that I wish could go on forever and ever. The flowers in the garden are vibrant again after the intense heat of August. The family is busy with their late summer jobs and hobbies. School has not yet started for the college set, and life is comfortable and good. Autumn means shorter days and boys back to college. That means sending off one to the university, which means I have to struggle with the 'partially empty nest' thing all over again this year. Maybe it will be easier than last, I don't know. But what I do know is that I have enjoyed the summer months and having the family together again so very much.
But autumn will come, whether I want it to or not. An optimist, I will adjust and even enjoy the fall of the year. Thanks, Clarice, for the gentle prod to get on with the seasons and enjoy what life brings.