Living and Gardening in the South Texas Hill Country
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Taste of Fall
...it's not here yet, but fall is coming. And I eagerly await its arrival.
A few mornings ago when I got up (early of course), I noticed mist coming up off the river. It's the first time I've seen that this year and it can mean only one thing: Summer is waning. It was an absolutely beautiful, magical morning that I had to capture and share.
There are other signs that the worst of summer is over. The nights and mornings are a bit cooler and the days are getting shorter. Even the light is different. For me, this is the best time of the year and I savor every moment of it.
My name is Diane and this blog is a journal of my life in Southwest Michigan. My wonderful husband and I lived in South Texas for more than 30 years. In the summer of 2010, we decided we were done with the unbearably long, hot Texas summers. To make a long story short, we bought a beautiful lot on a private lake in rural Southwest Michigan and built our retirement home. My husband has lots of family in this area and my brother and his family live in the central part of the state. Michigan seemed like the logical place to build. For now, we spend spring, summer and fall in Michigan and return to Texas for the winter. And we love it. I grew up in Massachusetts and have realized that I truly am a Northern girl at heart. I love the lakes and woods, cool nights and seasons. This blog is our journey and our life "up North." It is also a continuation of my Texas blog: www.dianestexasgarden.blogspot.com