Autumn is my favorite time of year. Apples, football, new beginnings, crisp air, wonderful holidays, beautiful colors... Ah, autumn.
Autumn is the perfect time of year for family outings too. We've taken a couple of drives this fall so far, and we truly enjoyed the sights.
Unlike the terribly wet, cold October last year, this fall has been warm and dry. Farmers have been out in full force bringing in the harvest--corn, soybeans, sugar beets, apples, pumpkins and so much more.
I can't watch these strong individuals working in their fields without thinking about the importance of their work--providing for the needs of all of us in the US and, indeed, in the world.
Feelings of thanksgiving come over me whenever I travel through the country. We are blessed with plenty here in the US, with the ability to raise enough food for ourselves and for so many others throughout the world.
If you haven't yet taken the time to enjoy the outdoors this autumn, I hope you set aside a day or a few hours to see the beauty surrounding you.
God bless you with a wonderful, beautiful autumn week.
Fran Shaff, Award-Winning Author