Pumpkin Spice Morning

Dann and I got up early this morning to go for a walk around the park.

We stopped at Starbucks on our way for pumpkin spice lattes.

It was chilly and bright and wonderful and the morning sunlight on the trees made me feel contented in a way I haven't felt in a while.

I love it when pumpkin spice shows up each year because it signals the change of seasons and I am always SO ready for the weather to cool off.

Wearing sweaters and boots and scarves is something I love. Cooking chili for dinner too.

The arrival of pumpkin spice lattes makes it seem like it's okay to start doing all of those things again, for the first time.

It's funny that something like a flavored coffee drink can feel so significant.

And I'm excited about it this year just the same as last year.

It's new, but it's the same.

It was a good morning.