I got the fever!
I've already started to see them.
Small in numbers, they are beginning to become more prevalent on roads and sidewalks.
Be it single file or clustered together, their very sight awakens dormant emotions and sets into action perpetual urges to venture out beyond the tree line, to a world full of wildlife and freedom.
Offering the color palette of the season, their layered arrangements will soon form a uniform tapestry of intricate patchwork.
Excitement in it's very essence accompanies witness to this remarkable transformation; as the dominant primary hue of green, is replaced by a more complex and subtle mixture of warm tones.
This all culminates to the unmistakable realization... Fall is almost here.
Needless to say it's my favorite time of the year.
From early on in my youth it has been the one season where I feel most like myself. The sight of turned fall leaves, the cooler evening temperatures all of it fuels the fever...Fall fever that is.
Now this is not a fever of ailment or pain, but one of an overwhelming desire to get outside, especially in the woods, and enjoy every vibrant moment of fall.
This fever runs rampant in the men of my family; and a bug I am happy to say, I caught long ago.
There's just something about Fall that I have always enjoyed. As this special time of transition between Summer and Winter it creates a unique mood that I find to be both comforting and relaxing.
Perhaps the fact that I was born in the month of November lends much credence to my attraction of the season.
Growing up in the foothills of North Carolina it's hard not to be affected by the powerful visuals and overwhelming scope of nature that seems to perpetuate throughout Fall.
So for all you fellow Fall fans out there get ready, it is finally in the air.