Over night…..that’s how fast it happens. The warmth of the yesterday’s upper seventy degree temps have been overtaken by today’s lower forty degree temps. Autumn is my favorite season, and yet it always seems short-lived. Just two weekends ago, there was still quite a bit of green on the trees, and today as I look out my window, most of the leaves have fallen from the trees leaving behind branches that will be barren for the next six months. I do love the colors of fall, but oh how I wish the colors would stay longer than they do! I love nothing more than being outside in perfect weather with the beautiful colors of fall all around me.
The weather has been perfect this week, and the forecast was letting us know to enjoy it while we could. Wanting to enjoy what looked to be the last nice day for awhile, I sent my husband a text yesterday letting him know to meet me in the park after work. As soon as I got off of work, I went home to grab the picnic basket, a blanket and a change of clothes for my love. I had just enough time to make a quick stop to good ol’ Trader Joes to grab some items for our picnic dinner before the hubs met me for our date. Surrounded by trees that still had a few autumn leaves left on their branches, we ate our dinner and enjoyed one another’s company in the comfortable temps of the autumn air. Today those leaves have probably fallen, as a cold front blew in over night. Today looks and feels more like winter. With daylight savings time coming up soon, our evenings will be getting shorter too, so I’m really glad that yesterday we made time to have one last autumn night in the park. There was no better way for us to spend the evening than being outside in God’s beauty and in one another’s company.