Last weekend’s blast of cold air tells us to drag out coats and put away warm-weather tables and chairs.
The season’s first heavy frost blanketed rooftops, covered fields and withered all plants left from summer.
We were warned to get ready for winter.
But we almost got a reprieve when nature gave us another taste of autumn. It’s another couple of days to admire what the changing season has for us.
The fall colors are peaking and sending a message that these beautiful yellow, gold and red leaves that re now falling will soon be on the ground waiting for blowers and rakes.
This time of the year is when many folk head for the mountains where, as the miles roll by, those colorful trees create a picturesque scene.
But Lincoln County has her own fall show and if you can’t spend a day traveling over mountain highways then just take time to admire what’s in your own backyard.
This is the time of the year when a sun porch and rocking chair is the place to be. I soon put my book aside just to watch what’s going on outdoors.
The leaves slowly floating down from all the trees create a playground for the squirrels as they scamper around getting the last of the hickory nuts and acorns before winter.
I find it hard to read when I can watch this fall show before me.
I must finish this book because when I meet others who love reading as much as I do they will want to know the name of my latest book.
Several have suggested that I write some book reports, but I declined because I read a lot and it would be hard to write about the one before while I was already reading the next one.
I like novels about the south, seaside, the mountains, courtroom drama, family life, politics and the lifestyle of the very rich. And about everything else that comes out in print.
I have just finished the “The Lawyers’ Lawyer” by James Sheehand and it is a good book. As most of my reads, it came from the local library.
There are many books there and I’m making headway trying to read them all. Go there and browse and take some home.
It’s a good way to spend a fall afternoon after you have admired the colorful leaves and watched the squirrels gather nuts for the winter.
With this weekend’s time change, we’ll have less daylight and more time to snuggle with a good book.
Kathryn Yarbro is former managing editor of the Lincoln Times-News.