Gray Day

I know these chilly, gray, autumnal days can throw a lot of folks for a loop. Daylight is already shortening, so when the sun doesn’t show its face and you need more than just a sweater to stay warm, I’m sympathetic to people that just want to hide away at home under a down comforter.

I kinda love it, though. Sure, I prefer a sunny day as much as the next person. But in these couple of weeks before Thanksgiving I find my anticipation heightened by the monochrome sky. Ruddy leaves still hang on the trees and the smell of wood-burning chimneys hangs in the air. Pretty soon I will hide away at home, but with family and leftover turkey.