If you are like me, I replaced my sandals with boots and my tee-shirts with sweaters this week. I always am a little sad to see my boots because it means summer is really over. BOO HOO! However, fall is so beautiful here in Ithaca that I get excited and embrace the changing of seasons. I lived in Florida for a blip and while there I missed the changing seasons. It felt weird that it was ALWAYS summer! I was hooked on four seasons and couldn’t wait to return to the Northeast to once again experience them. We are one of the few areas of the country that have four defined seasons, each about 3 months long. I welcome the new season and want to share some of the reasons I choose Ithaca as my home and am forever reminded how fortunate I am to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world!
Fall is one of my favorite times of year to go on long walks….I was fortunate to find time in my morning to do just that yesterday and what a glorious day it was. I strolled through my neighborhood, up Hanshaw Road, over to The Parkway and then I decided to pay a visit to my son Owen’s school, Cayuga Heights Elementary. I started by meeting the new front desk administrative assistant, Jeannie. I chatted with Debbie and then headed up to Owen’s classroom. He was outside enjoying recess so I surprised him with a hello and hung out for a bit. After my visit I continued on and was reminded of how lucky I am to live in such a caring community. I passed several neighbors all offering a friendly hello, noticed all the improvements going on and then realized I needed to head home and get to work.