Even though the start of autumn was a whole month ago, we haven’t really experienced anything but great weather. But, last night autumn gave us her grand change-up.  Starting with the wind waking up the leaves and then had them working hard to stay on their little branches. Then the rain came and gave them a rough scrubbing. We could hear our wind chimes making their music and that’s what we fell asleep to.

We need the rain desperately in our area after all the heat and dryness we experienced this past summer. Yay, it’s time for hot chocolate and marshmallows.

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My ranchito is such a joy to me in all seasons, but autumn is so enjoyable because the weather is so fantastic.  If you have ever experienced a summer in the San Joaquin Valley in California , you know why I’m in love with our fall season.

Take some time to enjoy autumn!

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower

Albert Camus