Summer is over. Can You believe it? A few short months ago I longed for 90 degree temperatures and lengthy hours of daylight. Now I find myself longing for the complete opposite. I can't wait to wear a hoodie, drink a hot cup of tea, watch the leaves change color, and see the sun go down at 5 PM.
Autumn is possibly my most favorite season of all and there is a specific reason why.
From 2011 until 2013, I lived in southern Florida. They don't exactly have seasons there. I would describe them more as hot months and even hotter months. So for two years, I didn't get to experience that transition between seasons. I didn't get to see the leaves change from green to their vibrant orange, brown, and yellow colors. I didn't get to experience the chilly cool down during the late months of the year. I also didn't experience nature waking back up again in March and April. I didn't see a single flower bloom nor a tree's leaves return to its branches.
I moved back up north in the middle of 2013 during the summer. A few months later, I got to experience the transition between Summer and Autumn for the first time since 2010 and boy, was it incredible.
I still remember how gorgeous the leaves on the trees looked. I couldn't believe that I had never noticed such brilliant colors before. I remember the excitement I felt when I saw the ground covered in a light frost one morning in October and the joy I felt being able to wear a hoodie one evening in late September.
Maybe I'm just weird. In fact, I know I am. But it's been three years since I returned from Florida and I still feel the same way about the seasons changing.
I absolutely love it.
This fall, I'm going to try to update the site on a regular basis. There will be a new post every Friday. There's going to be plenty of new music on the way (a second album and songs with lyrics!), more film projects, and I'm even going to try to get back into the swing of things with photography. It's been a while since I've photographed really anything so I am looking forward to creating some new images.
And while I press on with my creative plans, I hope that you too are finding the time to be creative with whatever your passion may be. The year is far from over. You could compose a song, take a photo, shoot a video, paint a picture, or write something. Just do your best!
There's something really special about seasons and there is something even more special about the transition between them. It's a reassurance. Things change, but it's not necessarily a bad thing. The leaves change, the temperature changes, and the weather changes. If the leaves are green, multicolored, or not there at all, it's beautiful. If the temperature is hot, cool, or cold, it's beautiful. If it's dry, raining, or snowing, it's beautiful. There's beauty in every season.
You just have to look for it.