Saturday, September 27, 2008

Autumn Begins

In central Florida, the beginning of fall is a time for celebration with lower temperatures and less humidity. Finally the days are cooling off just a bit, and the snow birds are beginning to trickle back to the sub-tropical climate.

Being from New England and never liking the cold weather, fall was always a tough time for me. I loved the brisk air, the vibrant colors of the leaves, and the anticipation of the coming holidays, but the shorter days and the long cold nights were not always easy.

Now living in Florida I miss all that I loved in New England, and actually wish I could see the soft falling snow again. There is nothing more beautiful than white snow against a backdrop of a stark blue sky and evergreen trees.

The best part of being a writer is to be able to choose any setting and fill it with compelling, believable characters. I'm planning my third book to take place during the winter months in Massachusetts....I guess I'll have to move back.

Will I ever be content? Call me crazy! :)


Anonymous said...

Okay, dear sister, I'll call you crazy! ;)

I love fall, too, but I'm a little nervous knowing what's coming. I love watching the gentle snow falling...I just hate driving in it!!! Will we ever be content??


Liz Smith said...

I love visiting the warm places but I don't think I could ever leave New England for all the reasons you stated :) Come see us!