Thursday, September 27, 2007

And suddenly, it is dark

A few mornings ago I noticed that the street lights were still on when I took Bailey out for her morning walk. It was bit jolting. One day the morning is bright and streetlight-free; the next, it's darker and in need of artificial illumination.

It's not that the seasonal change is unexpected. Let's face it, I've seen many an autumn roll in. But I'm always caught unawares by how quickly fall (and spring) hit. All at once the moon is in a completely different part of the sky. It's darker when I leave work in the afternoons. And the streetlights are still burning for my morning walk.

Fall is my favorite season, so I find some reassurance in the new morning and late afternoon darkness. Can cooler weather and colorful leaves be far behind? And will it happen . . . suddenly?

4 comments:

Joy Des Jardins said...

The leaves are starting to change a little around here...I LOVE IT! I'm getting ready to post a piece about Fall....my favorite time. It's very fall-like here today....cool temps, crisp air...

MaryB said...

Ooh, I hope some of that weather's on its way to us, Joy!

Chris said...

It amazes me how I'm always surprised when the days get shorter. Same as I'm always surprised when they start getting longer!

Liz said...

It has seemed very sudden this year though i think. Much more so than previously.