The edge has been knocked off the hot and the humid here in these steamy parts of Texas.
While the temps can still rocket and rise to the 90's during the day....the sting of it has slipped away.
Sweet Autumn.....a gift from God.
And so, in the early morning hours when our world is still dark and cool down here in the bayou - I open the windows.
I'm sitting here now...tapping these keys - with blinds raised and screens in use - and I like what's wafting in.
Early morning air in Autumn - it has a crispness to it, doesn't it?
Fall brings in a fresh wind...
...even down here where the leaves don't change and apple cider is all but absent.
I can hear city sounds. Mostly cars racing down a freeway making their way to work - and garage doors opening and closing sending their owners off to pay the bills for the week.
But I do hear more. Birds are singing. And cricket bugs are chirping. And as you know, that's the kind of thing we like.
So while it's mixed in with urban area noise - the daybreak breeze, and the early bird songs, and the chorus of chirps out there.... is ringing in a happy day.
Open some windows this week, friends. No matter where you are - it's liable to drift in something good.