Happy First Day of Autumn! This is the first cool, dry morning we've had in months and I think it's the first coolish first day of autumn EVER on the Suncoast! There have been all sorts of comments about it on the local news this morning. Unfortunately, cool and dry won't last long and we're getting pretty tired of the rainy season about now.
Well.. this morning, right there in my own little Bradenton Herald was a beautiful color picture of the entrace to Vilas Park in Madison! I see the beautiful colors have begun and I'm a little envious! This part of Florida usually gets a little "color" (other than green) in January when the Sycamores start to lose their green and begin dropping leaves.
I had the opportunity to visit Madison for one lovely afternoon this past June. I was facilitating a Schools Attuned training in the Chicago area for a week and met my wonderful brother, Chris, and his wife, Marla one Sunday morning in front of Franklin Elementary School. We spent the day visiting all the places we knew from our childhood. It was a very sentimental day, and I was especially touched by how little my own little neighborhood had changed. Madison is a beautiful city!
Well...I couldn't help but think of all of you, my fellow classmates, and wish I had had time to say "hello" in person, but it was just something that happened quickly! Now I'm wanting to take my two children to my "home" to show them where their Mom grew up; I think they would enjoy it.
Enjoy your beautiful autumn! Someone in the South is thinking about y'all. :-)
Ronna Paris Moore
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