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Letter to Fall

Updated on August 31, 2010

Hello, Autumn,

I thought I would greet you as you poke your head around the corner.  I can see Nature’s bulletin quite clear.  The days are getting hotter and the nights crisper.  There is no sweeter announcement than that.

How's Summer, You Ask?

My days with your sister is bittersweet. I feel bad sometimes that her company is tinged with so much stress from our own lives. But she knows how to keep things cooking. While she is prompting us to throw on our coolest outfits, I settle on the porch with my legs out and watch her at work. My flowers bowed in her presence and danced in relinquishment of thirst when we give them water during the driest hours.

She herded my rowdy and lovely stepchildren into pools and oceans, with the promise of now.  “Play now, run now, be now, before I must go”.  The words have an urgent flavor to it when schools begin and the rest of the summer days are taken from my little loves.  I see her now as the day ends, steady and bright.

Itchy, darn it! Itchy!
Itchy, darn it! Itchy!

Darn Fleas and Mosquitos!

Some of her friends, though, I tell you. Not all of them are good company. Perhaps you should talk to her about that. Like those little parasites that comes around only when she does, leaving behind swelling, itchy spots on the rest of us in their thirst for blood.

I know she will want to speak with you on her way out. We are anticipating your return in the smell of apples and sensation of a crisp day. We look for your burst of color, the shimmery sexy outfits with outreaching leaves and cool touch. We love digging our toes into your cool grass and putting our hands into the dirt as the day turns cooler around us. Your perfume relaxes us after hard days of Summer’s sun.

Our backyard trees
Our backyard trees
Remember this from last year, Fall?
Remember this from last year, Fall?

My stepkids are sad that you come around when they must go to school, but it doesn’t stop them from smiling as they step outside and see you everyday.  Just know that you are welcomed here anytime.  



Tell Winter to be easy on us this year, huh?


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    • Denise Handlon profile image

      Denise Handlon 7 years ago from North Carolina

      wonderful hub. I loved the creativity of addressing Fall in a letter. Cool.

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      Lori Colbo 7 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      This was beautiful. Thank You.

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      epigramman 7 years ago

      ..what a lovely hub this is - with someone as special as you who the heck cares what season it is .......

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      Sunny Robinson 7 years ago from Tennessee

      Me, too. While sometimes I'll say I wish I lived just in a much warmer climate (I get cold so easily), I don't think I would appreciate it as much without the cool and colder climates. That, and I enjoy spring and fall the most, too.

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      Dan Harmon 7 years ago from Boise, Idaho

      Nice! I would hate to live somewhere without well-defined seasons - they just add so much to life. Each has some aspects I don't like, but enough that I DO like I welcome each as they come. Fall and spring are my favorites, with perhaps spring taking a little lead after the cold of winter.

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      mega1 7 years ago

      this is delightful! I started writing one to each month - but gave up because the months were going by far too fast! I am to caught up in the NOW! I think you are also a be here now kind of person. Very nice!

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      What's News 7 years ago

      Yeah I think I'm about ready for it too. Great Hub. I always think it's cool when someone personfies something familiar like you did with the seasons. Pretty cool idea.

      Great Hub.

      I voted up.

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      SognoPiccolo 7 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio

      anytime, you know it... now are going to write one to fall and then winter and then summer ? hehehehe

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      Sunny Robinson 7 years ago from Tennessee


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      SognoPiccolo 7 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio

      This was really beautiful