Usually in Montana we are accustomed to snow…often before or by the first of October. Here it is the 23rd of October and we haven’t had a drop of snow yet. The most recent weather reports state that we will have an El Nino winter. We didn’t have much snow last winter either, so I really thought we’d get twice as much this year. I suppose time will tell, but for now, the fall has been amazing.
Leaves crunch under foot.
Colors are vibrant.
The garden produced through September. (No snow, but it is freezing at night regularly.)
The fields are still green. (We just shut off our irrigation a few days ago!)
Less mud=less cleaning.
A sweatshirt will suffice when you head outside.
The list could go on and on, but I had to give a small tribute to this autumn because cooler temperatures are in the forecast.
I am thankful for this beautiful time to enjoy the outdoors. I continue to realize how much thankfulness plays a part in our daily joy. It is easy to see the problems and trials, but how much greater to focus on the good things. There are so many good things around us.
What are you thankful for?