Although we've been retired 3 years, this will be our first Fall at home. For the past 3 years we ( D, the dogs, and I) have left the day after Labor Day for our annual cross-country RV treks. You haven't traveled until you spend 11 weeks in a 31 foot RV with 2 adults and 3 Labradors. Our dogs have been swimming in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, Gulf of Mexico and every river, lake, pond and mud puddle in between.
While I wouldn't give anything for those trips, it's wonderful being home (and stationary) this year. This time of the year the air is refreshingly crisp and clear, the changes in nature's beauty surround you. The shorter days and cooler nights offer an excitement and anticipation of things to come.
Our house is the white speck on the right side of the these 2 pictures put together, in a sad attempt at a panoramic view. D took these pictures several years ago in the winter, while our house would be visible.
I can't think of a better place to embrace the Atumnal Equinox, than in the middle of our woods.
5 years ago