“Ron, you just would not believe all the neighbors I saw walking this morning,” I said to my husband this morning. “It is the first day of fall and people I had not seen for months were outside doing all kinds of chores.” He chuckled and poured us both a cup of coffee. “Happy Autumn,” he said.
We walked outside to the patio and sat down to watch the birds slinging seed from the bird feeder. It was shady at the back of our house and the patio was partly in shade and sun from the neighbor’s bordering tree line. It was a lovely place to enjoy the morning. The dogs sauntered out and plopped down to enjoy the warmth of the sun on the concrete.
“The difference between summer and fall is strange here in Pensacola,” I said to him simply. “Remember when we lived in Montana?” “One day it was summer and warm, and the next day a storm would blow in from Canada and we would have snow on the ground?” “That was a difference you could tell immediately,” I reminded him.
“Oh I remember,” said Ron. “That was wood chopping season.” “Dustin and Jake would come over and we would rent a log splitter and chop wood and stack it for days,” he replied. “That wood sure helped us keep warm in those brutal Montana winters.” I smiled remembering good friends and happy times.
“Florida seems to be the opposite of Montana,” I quipped. “In Montana, everyone hibernates in their homes from October through May because of the cold and snow.” “Here, in Florida we tend to hibernate from June through September because of the heat and humidity,” I told him laughing at the analogy.
“That is so true,” said Ron laughing at my little comparison. “One thing Montana never had even in the summer is the beach!” “How about we take the day off and head over to Perdido Key?” he asked. “Temperatures at the beach today are only going to be 82 degrees.”
“Sounds like a plan to me,” I answered. The dogs were already at the back door ready to leap into the car.
Writing 101 suggested we focus today’s post on the contrast between two things. The twist? Write the post in the form of a dialogue. This is my contribution to that theory.
Thanks for visiting me on this first day of Autumn! Get outside if you can