I grew up in the mountains of Pennsylvania, so finding fall was as easy as walking out the front door anytime after late September (and sometimes even before). From the unmistakable chill in the air to the red, orange, yellow, and brown leaves hanging onto the trees for as long as they could keep their grip, fall always found me.
Here in southern Italy, it's not so easy. Yes, our temps get cooler and some trees even manage to lose their leaves, but you have to pay attention. You have to really look; blink and you'll miss it. Fall can easily pass you by--and that would be tragic for me as it's my favorite season.
Fall here, though, isn't all about things dying as there's a lot of new growth too. I mentioned the citrus fruits the other day, but there are also some flowers who are just making their appearance as well.
So while I miss fall from back home, I have an all new fall to appreciate here. I found her yesterday. And she sure is pretty.
Today I'm thankful for:
Please see above photos.