Fall really has made it at last. Yesterday was particularly autumnal, cool, rainy, dark. I loved it!
Okay, yes, I’m insane, but I just love when the weather gets cozy. As long as it’s not bucketing down with rain when I’m out with the dog and no raincoat, it doesn’t bother me when it rains. I think it’s rebound from all those years in L.A. when you have no appreciable rain for so much of the year, then it all comes on the same day in January or February, causing mudslides. Having normal rain on a regular basis is just easier.
Where it really is noticeable that Fall is here, though, is on our morning walk. Now, at 7 a.m. the sun is still not up. It’s light enough to see, but definitely no need for sunglasses. And, if I time it right, I get to see the sunrise, which is often spectacular and makes the whole walk a joy. Still, I know that in a few weeks we’re going to have to change our routine and go back to walking along the road. I really like that less because it’s noisier but also more dangerous. People still insist on driving way too fast in and around the village, and there are times when it’s downright scary!
The other wonderful thing about the weather right now is that the house is always comfortable again. We don’t need to close up all the shutters and windows for most of the day, so we can get all the light and air. We’re back to needing a light blanket for sleeping and our bedroom stays at 19 degrees (66 F) which is just about right for a good night’s sleep.
So, call me crazy, but I like it.
Ciao for now.