I’m so happy it’s actually autumn now! And I’m glad to be reconnecting with Random Tuesday, as randomness is all I’ve got for ya so far this week. Therefore, I’ll be doing a bit of combining with this post.
First things first….I’ve been saying all summer that I needed a fresh start. And? The autumnal equinox brought it. It has been doing wonders for me thus far! Even though I may have (and by may have, I mean definitely) slept through our local Autumnal Equinox Sun Salutations on Saturday, everything else has been both restorative and energizing. I’ve been doing my fall cleaning/cleansing in preparation for getting my home physically and spiritually ready for a (hopefully) true rest this winter. I also managed to get my Etsy shop out of vacation mode (though there is still nothing listed there), and I gave the blog a bit of a makeover for autumn. Methinks the theme could still use some work, but I’m still calling this a win!
So….I never actually got my third entry in the lyrical challenge up. I hope I can get to that sometime this week! In the meantime, I missed Music Monday, so I’m going to just leave that right here in Tuesday’s post! The theme over at Dolly’s this week comes again courtesy of Cathy at Curious As A Cathy, and in honor of autumn, is “songs about what you like about autumn”.
In short, I like just about everything about autumn.
Here in the south, that means warm days and cooler nights turning into cooler days and chilly nights. I love the return of Fall TV! (Is anyone else pee-pants excited about This Is Us tonight?) I love the smell of dead leaves, bonfires, and a peaceful autumn rain. I love the days slowly getting shorter (I’ve always preferred moon & stars to sun, night to day, rain to sun – you get the picture. Plus driving with the sun directly in my eyes is NO FUN.) I love the aura of mystery as summer slowly slips away to make room for fiery autumn in her robust earthy and jewel tones. I also love the spookiness and fun of Halloween, and the gathering of loved ones and gratitude of Thanksgiving. The whole season has its own unique magic. And while this might not be a song about autumn, it always reminds me of the energy and magic in the air this time of year.
Electric Light Orchestra – “Strange Magic”
What are your favorite things about autumn? Which songs remind you of what you like about autumn?