I posted a couple weeks go about the coming of fall or maybe the lack there of in Israel. But here I am sharing once more and linking up over at Victory Lynn's Blog fall party. Go over and check out her blog along with others.
It is mid-October now and I have already seen several friends on social media inform me through photos that it has already snowed at least once if not more in places such as Minnesota or Colorado. I have seen people already bundled up in warm coats and I have seen pictures of the color changing leaves. So I am fully aware that fall is here in some parts of the world.
However, the temperatures are still in the 80s Fahrenheit during the day time here in Jerusalem. But it is only this month that it has finally started to rain a little bit on occasion and one night there was even a thunderstorm. I think the rain is what informs us here of the changing of seasons. The temperatures are still high and the leaves are still mostly green, but when it starts to rain more you know that the rainy season is on its way. It may not be fall or winter, but it is a change of seasons at least.
Despite the lack of fallishness in the atmosphere, I think I am looking forward to the changing of seasons. I am looking forward to sipping on more hot tea and an occasional cup of hot chocolate. I already drink hot coffee each morning, but there is something a bit more cozy about drinking it in the fall or winter. I might buy some spices and make some real chai, which is refreshing and fun for the cooler season.
Obviously numerous books are going to be read. And from what I hear it will be raining a lot in the next few months, so what is better than cozying up with a cup of tea, a book, and the gentle music of rain in the background.
I suppose the magic of fall here in Israel is the music of rain rather than the colorful leaves. And instead of a leaf pile to jump in, there will be water puddles to splash through.
And instead of a forecast of continual snow from Minnesota, there might be a forecast of unceasing rain.