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The last several days have brought cooler temperatures, gray skies, and rain. Lots of rain. Fall rain. I enjoy wet weather - the flash and flood of summer storms, the slow intermittent drizzle of spring and fall, even the chilling driving rain of winter. Never mind the leak in the roof and the strategically placed containers on the floor of my office...

It's sweater weather and I've been thrilled to pull out my cardigans, to curl up with my iPad and a cup of tea when I get a moment. The changing of the seasons is always bittersweet - I relish the change in the air both literal and figurative, but the days are getting incrementally shorter and the leaves are changing and starting to drop and I can feel the time just slipping inexorably by... My third year of residency is almost 1/4 complete, and I have not a clue what I'll do when I'm finished. *sigh*

But I'm determined to enjoy the weather and the tea and let the rest of it go for the moment.

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Sep. 23rd, 2011 02:53 am (UTC)
I envy you the rain. Our weather is in the high 90s, which is way too hot for me.
Sep. 23rd, 2011 11:15 pm (UTC)
Even w/ the leaky roof it has been nice. :-)
Sep. 23rd, 2011 04:12 am (UTC)
What a lovely description. As a cold-a-phobe, I dread fall and start thinking of winter in fear.
Sep. 23rd, 2011 11:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :-) I used to feel that way, spending the season dreading the impending winter, but the autumn does have it's own good qualities. Come January I'm sure I'll be singin' a different tune...
Sep. 23rd, 2011 11:40 pm (UTC)
Pimpin' myself. :)

Bialybog & Czarnebog
(Sonnet for the seasons)

Because I find the autumn cruel and hard,
I plan contingencies in advance,
saying, “There's the last time a lilting breeze
will touch, like mosquito netting, my skin.
There's the first scent of chilled, wet and pulpy
leaves beneath the path.” And I spend my autumn
stocking for winter, bracing for the blast,
as though weathering my heart for a storm.
Spring slips in and out all unnoticed:
a smile caught, almost unobserved on a face,
otherwise squandered, otherwise unseen.
But still, I do not gird for summer days
and they spring at me one gleaming day,
like a tiger from beneath a table.
Sep. 24th, 2011 12:02 am (UTC)
Ah! This is gorgeous! It rings so true. Thank you for sharing this with me. :-)
Sep. 24th, 2011 02:29 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm so glad you liked it.
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Sep. 23rd, 2011 11:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for your kind words. :-) I appreciate it so much. I'd pour you a cup too if I could.

BTW, a little bird (okay, a little 'snick) told me it was your birthday! I hope you enjoy your day. It's definitely worth celebrating! :-D

(I find it interesting that you were born on the autumnal equinox. I was born on the winter solstice.)
Sep. 23rd, 2011 02:30 pm (UTC)
Pretty and evocative as always.
Enjoying a moment is key. They are all we get. And you probably don't get much of them as a resident!
I share your sweater-and-tea sentiments, but fall is always bittersweet. I wouldn't mind winter if it didn't last so darn long where I am.
Sep. 23rd, 2011 11:35 pm (UTC)
:-) Thanks so much, dear! I admire the fortitude of those of you who must endure winter in the frozen north. It is forever long. But we can enjoy the fall while it lasts!
Sep. 23rd, 2011 04:51 pm (UTC)
I normally like the hot weather but I am missing summer now as I have just moved from summer in S.A. to autumn and winter again in the UK.
Sep. 23rd, 2011 11:39 pm (UTC)
I've often thought about switching hemispheres in order to avoid winter altogether. I'm sorry you lose a summer in the move :-( I hope y'all are getting settled in though.
Sep. 26th, 2011 07:02 am (UTC)
We are getting settled in slowly, Its very different but I thnk alot better.
Sep. 24th, 2011 01:17 pm (UTC)
I like the rain too...in the UK it is all part of our National Identity, although we in the Midlands have had a v.dry summer! :O)

What I don't like is getting ready to take Buster a walk...all the clothes...the wellies... But once I'm out in it I love it until I have to come in and then it's towelling-Buster-down-time! But when I bend over him and pull him up on his hindlegs (and he's between my knees) to rub his tummy he will put his head up and give me a kiss on the end of my nose and it makes it all worthwhile!!!
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