Apparently we skipped fall and went straight to winter in a period of 12 hours. It is so cold here, and just two days ago our air conditioner was working it's little head off! I'm not complaining though, I've been waiting for this for the past two months. I was in such a cheerful mood as I drove home yesterday. As I passed by the lake, I had to stop and soak it in. The leaves are finally changing and the poor little ducks were floating around as if they didn't know what had happened.
It is ironic to me that after being away for almost 15 years, I ended up living in the exact neighborhood I spent my young childhood in. I can remember this lake being completely frozen one winter and people skating on it (we NEVER have winters that cold anymore). I can remember feeding the ducks with our stale bread in the winter time, totally convinced that it was my bread that tided them over until spring. As I sat there yesterday, I was immensely thankful. Life has been so hectic and rushed here lately, and it was so nice to stop my car and just enjoy the moment.