Ask anyone who's known me for five minutes...fall is my favorite season. Growing up in South Florida, the only leaves that changed were the tiny ones on the cypress trees around the pond in my parents' front yard.
This semester has provided a handful of well-timed travel opportunities that allowed me to see fall up north! Well, in Georgia and the Carolinas. And it has been magnificent.
My new-found love of seasons had me packing travel weekends to the brim with seasonal activities. My favorites? Apple picking, leaf peeping with the top down, and stopping at vineyards on the side of the highway for a little mid-road trip wine tasting.
Seasonal change is a good teacher--as much as I love the color of fall (and I mean LOVE), nothing lasts forever--and soon the lights and smells and feelings of Christmas will be upon us. Embracing whatever season we’re in is a great way to practice enjoying the present moment for what it is—and knowing that beautiful seasons are there both in the past and future (and it doesn't hurt to pick up a bushel or two of apples along the way).