Fall Is in the Air

>> Wednesday, September 2, 2009

It is the first day of September and here in VA, we are seeing the very first signs of fall. Out the back window of the Inn, I have noticed that the redbud tree is just starting to turn yellow and drop some of its leaves. How interesting that the tree that gives us the first color in spring – those glorious reddish purple flowers – also gives us the first taste of the wonders to come during autumn.

The weather is also signaling the change of season. Already the humidity is dropping, and night temperatures are dipping to nippy numbers.

I am viewing the arrival of Fall with mixed emotions this year. It has been such a wonderful summer – mild temperatures with plenty of rain that gave birth to a lush green landscape and healthy flower gardens filled with colorful blooms and butterflies. But I know from previous years how incredibly delightful fall can be in our Southwest VA mountains.

So here’s to the coming of fall with its gold and red painted woods; bright, sunny days and brisk nights; pumpkins in the fields; and crisp apples that are turned into kettles of apple butter.

If you haven’t made your plans to visit our Blue Ridge Mountains for the fall season, do so today!

Happy Fall Thoughts to You!
Dora Jane

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