Ok..so really. You never know what type of weather experience you’re going to get in Mississippi (other southern states can totally relate). And seriously, you can look for the foliage to change and you may see some, but Fall in Mississippi, you can usually expect lots of green still dominating the trees and the bushes along with 90 degree temps, humidity 85% (gee whiz).
Every year I PLEAD WITH GOD to give Mississippi a “real” Fall (as if he doesn’t know what He’s doing in Mississippi when He keeps it hot). And on September 22nd each year, I look to see what the upcoming weather forecast is going to be. Will summer and Fall battle it out in the air? Or will summer collapse into Fall without a fight? (that never happens)
Saturday was the first day of Fall. September 22, 2018. I was so excited. Was it hot…of course. But the upcoming DAILY rains and DAILY temperature drop made me even more excited. It inspired me to get up out of bed, grab my camera and see what’s happening around Mississippi. My camera and I wanted to know were we the only ones in anticipation for Fall or were the trees responding with as much excitement as we?
Just look at this picture! Look at it! HELLO FALL! Look how the sun captured the beautiful color of yellow with an outline of fading orange on the leaves. I saw a quote today that said, “Mother Nature has the best box of crayons.” So, true! It’s only been a few years now that I’ve noticed I don’t have to travel north to see foliage change. In Mississippi. It happens. Right here. In my state! A colorful process happens before my eyes. So, where have I been all these years?
Of course, we’re all intelligent to know this has been happening all my 44 years (centuries before me) in Mississippi. But I think within the past 10 years, I’ve just now paid attention to what my state had to offer traveling down these roads less traveled by. It gave me an opportunity to slow down and really look what was happening.
No…the seasons may not change according to the calendar here in the Sip but that doesn’t mean it won’t. All things happen in its own time. And, you know…I think I’m now paying attention and appreciating timing other things and others without frustration and stress.
I can’t make Mississippi be what it’s not. It’s not fast-paced. It’s not medium-paced. We move how we want to move and that doesn’t make us the lesser state. Why do we always try to make Mississippi be like everyone us. Mississippi is falling the way it wants to fall….right in to place in its own time and it’s beautiful.
The season is changing and guess what….Mississippi is Falling!