Fall is a time for transition. With the fall equinox comes shorter days. I welcome this time of year and I’ll tell you why.
|One of the pumpkins we grew this year.|
I see fewer birds in the garden since most are heading south for the winter. A few stick around because my hubby feeds them. We do get to enjoy some wild life, and actually we see more varieties in the winter, quail, doves and other birds. The deer come up to the fence looking to nab some sunflower seeds too. We often find their tracks in the mud or snow.
As a writer, I enjoy the fall and winter months. This is my time for getting back to the business of writing. I can see out my office window and enjoy the change of color in the trees, the rain and eventually the snow. Cold, short days keep me at the computer and in my chair. What’s better than a cup of hot tea, a bulky, warm sweater and a juicy work in progress?
I also find I read a lot more in the winter. When it is cold outside and the rain is pouring, I flip on the gas fireplace; grab an afghan, hot chocolate or tea, and a good book. And just relax for an afternoon or evening.
Fall and winter are refreshing times for me both as a writer and a reader. Added bonus, the holidays are right around the corner. Yea!
Do you read more in the summer or winter, or does it make a difference?