A Wet Welcome to Fall


Rain spills from the sky, sloshing down my windows, washing away last month’s accumulation of dust, and puddling on the abandoned patio table. Trees reflect on the water-slickened deck, while tiny droplets hover on the edge of the eaves, swelling until they suddenly drip into oblivion.

Elsewhere leaves are watered off limbs and into the grass, scattering amber and gold and brown.

This is a time of melding. There is resignation contained in the day, regret for summer’s end. But there is rejuvenation, too. A new season begins… the one promised three weeks ago when we began returning to fall routines. I like a lot of fall’s promises: the visual echo of colours edged with crispness, the silence of sung-out robins replaced with honking geese, the coziness of feathery duvets shaken from closets.

There is a spillover into my writing – a fresh energy to accompany new words. Do you feel it, too?



Published by Carol

A freelance writer of fiction and non-fiction living on the West Coast of Canada.

12 thoughts on “A Wet Welcome to Fall

  1. The spillover seems to have gotten into my calendar. I look at it and am flooded with obligations outside of writing. Crunch time has new meaning around my house. It isn’t the crunch of fallen leaves underfoot, but the crunch of my old bones as I scramble to get too much done in too little time. Where did it all go … again?

  2. Liked your descriptions of the fall weather and rain. I am happy to see a few cooler days now. Ga does not get really really cold so wintertime here is pretty good. I am tired of the very hot days and ready to walk outdoors more with the cooler weather, thanks for sharing your beautiful discriptive words.

  3. The 23rd, the first day of fall is my B-day and I celebrate both my advancing to another year and my fav season. Miss the colors in the NE, apple picking in the country, pumpkins and the days of baking that follow. Thanks for the great pictures and your mutual love of this time 🙂

  4. I love fall, but haven’t hard much time these past few weeks to write. I’m getting ready to write the dreaded synopsis. Maybe I’m just dragging my heels.

    The leaves here are becoming quite handsome. I love October.

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