And it is so bittersweet. On one hand, it's such a blast to play in the leaves, aside from the fact that Ryan recently had a tick crawling on her which I'm sure came from rolling around in them. But, on the other hand, it means that the trees are now bare and winter is sure to be here soon. While the holidays are literally upon us and that is truly exciting, I also know that snow, heaps and mounds of snow, is coming. And once it's here, it won't be gone until April. But fall, fall is STUNNING in Massachusetts.
Somehow I moved from one extreme to another living in Southern California most of my life where "winter" is defined by 50 degree weather and a little bit of rain but for the most part it's sunny and warm 9 months out of the year to the North East where it is the exact opposite. Winter is never-ending it seems and a 50 degree day after months and months of snow seems like a good time to go sun-bathing!
But, let's not get too depressed just yet. We've still been enjoying the mild fall weather and clearly, we've all been taking full advantage of the fallen leaves because let's face it, we Californians have missed out on this our entire lives so we may have an unhealthy obsession with all things Fall.