Things that are "in the air" here right now:
* cat dander (sorry if that made you sneeze),
* the smell of oatmeal+chocolate chip cookies,
* steam from the rice cooker,
* a few unfinished knitting projects,
* live guitar twangs (singing to go with),
* lots of laughter from cousins (and sisters) who are happy to be together,
I will submit that it's probably really just Indian Summer, but this morning it sure did feel like fall here. Chilly and wet with a vague drone from crickets, frogs, and cicadas, all of them seeming to me like a call out for change. The change that is coming is nearly tangible in the air, it's definitely visible in the garden; the leaves of many of the plants are just slightly more yellow than last week, the hummingbird is visiting less often, the nasturtium are full and glowing, the pumpkin plant seems to be racing to spread its vine.
Of course, then there's the calendar (sometimes I just want to bury it!) Early September means a surgery for my father. The surgery brings a visit from my other sister. And, of course, autumn brings high school for Koji with all the dates to be kept for welcome-gatherings, parent orientation, etc. Also on the calendar is hubby's graduation from graduate school - big, happy letters on the calendar next weekend, then a lot of free time that certainly wasn't there for him/us over the last year-and-a-half. That will be a very welcome change!
Seeing that last paragraph written out explains to me why I feel a sense of pending. I'm glad for this place to think, write, and share. Thank you for reading. I hope you are all well wherever you are in place and time... :)