It is that time of year for pumpkin spice, chili’s and stews. Long sweaters and jeans and shuffling through the leaves. Children running around engaged in their fall sports.
Yes! It is Fall again!
Fall is can be an interesting time of year, even for those who are mourning over the ending of summer!
Recently, I met up with a couple of friends who had their little ones with them. They were your typical excited little ones, so I engaged them in some fun activities.
We went along the local trail and saw amazing things like baby snakes and leaves with different patterns – we looked at these through my pocket microscope. We had a chance to watch various animals getting ready for winter. Looking at different mosses that grow on trees under a mini microscope was very fascinating for the children, as well as for me.
Is it just about fall sports?
Typically, when we think of fall sports, we may think of the baseball season coming to an end and get geared up for hockey and other indoor sports. But hiking a trail and seeing what creation has to offer is a fall sporting activity that we don’t think about. Gardening is another.
Sitting here typing this I am looking out my window into my gardens. There is a plethora of plants in my garden that I love to look at. Particularly the diversity of it. There are vegetables, flowers, herbs, and even a bit of bunny greens for my bunny! Fall is a time of harvest and harvesting the veggies is quite the sport at times! Adie form that though, there is a feeling of accomplishment. I believe every sport should have that feeling. Whether you win or lose, there is a sense of accomplishment.
I feel that’s what fall does for me. Gives me a sense of accomplishment for the year, even though we still have a few months left in the year. This year has been strife with all sorts of things starting with COVID-19, and lockdown, social distancing and all that has been involved in that. But there is still a sense of accomplishment in my spirit because I have had some of these small things in my life. I think of the newness of life that spring makes me feel, and how I’ve seen that grown during the summer. Now, I see the fruits of my dreams from spring, just before nature takes a nap from growing things.
If anything, fall sports can teach me one thing, out of many; how wonderful it is to let things go. As the sporting season changes and morphs for the winter, so does nature. Both letting go of the old, to take a rest, and prepare for a new season.
How About You?
The social media challenge for this week was fall sports? What does that bring to mind for you? Does it bring out the athletic side of you or the more let’s get out and enjoy the weather with friends and family? I’d be curious to know. 🙂 Join the linky or share in the comments won’t you?