Falling Into Autumn

20130820-080040.jpg Lately, I've been dreaming of fall. It seems strange for me to say because I'm usually dreaming of warm summer temperatures. I find, though, that as I get older, life gets busier and schedules grow more packed, the slow down that comes along with the transition to autumn is appearing overly welcome right now. Don't get me wrong; I love the buzz of summer, the constant celebrations, cookouts, softball games, days spent at the beach, the sunshine, warm nights and swims. I will miss summer, but there's nothing quite like the crispness of a New England fall. I can't wait for the coziness of big sweaters, hot apple cider, pumpkin flavored everything, and the crunch of the leaves under my feet. I'm definitely ready to savor these last few weeks of the summer season and soak in some sunshine, knowing that autumn is just around the corner.