Autumn is my favorite time of the year. In Kansas, the weather is terrific in the fall … and the colorful leaves are a joy to the eye.
I guess summer comes in second with me. I prefer heat over cold. I have great memories of growing up in Kansas … several years of my childhood spent in small towns.
My brothers and I led a kind of Tom Sawyer/Huck Finn life … fishing and swimming in the Ninnescah when we weren’t in the pool. And there was baseball. My first coach was my father. We had a neighborhood game going every day … from morning to night if we didn’t have a little league game that day.
Every summer we’d load up the station wagon and take off for Missouri or Colorado for a few days. That meant more swimming, fishing, and sometimes fireworks.
Sure, it can get terribly hot during a Kansas summer, but there are so many other fun things to do … and remember … that make it great time of year.
Our thought for today is from Henry James:
“Summer afternoon … Summer afternoon … the two most beautiful words in the English language.”