These mornings when I wake up, the dew is just a little heavier, the air a bit chillier and the sun is lingering just a little longer at the horizon.
Fall is on its way!
While I love that autumn is coming…I adore the colors, the freshness and just the change of the season…I will miss my beautiful backyard which has become my “go to” spot for just about everything this summer.
Whether reading, studying, hanging out with BH and/or the girls, the backyard is the place to be. The pond fish are relaxing to watch, the birds that visit are fascinating and since we live here–on the West Coast–did I mention, NO BUGS?
My writing CP (critique partner) once pointed out a flaw in one of my manuscripts where the setting was the West Coast and I’d mentioned a screen window.
“What about the mosquitoes?” I asked.
“They’re aren’t any.”
“Not enough for people to need screens.”
Well, I never!
Having lived in Alberta and Ontario and the Northwest Territories, it never occurred to me that Canada had areas that were without mosquitoes.
And really, it’s amazing how the presence of insects in your environment changes your lifestyle.
Without bugs to worry about, we hardly ever shut the door behind us, the windows (without screens) stay open with little consequence (the odd fly wanders in, but they always seem to get out again), we sit outside in blissful peace (no swatting or consequential itching), we no longer take bug juice (Deet) with us everywhere we go and we no longer need to coat ourselves in it.
PLUS, I no longer need to worry about Running For My Life.
Which makes it so much easier to enjoy this beautiful backyard. 🙂