John McDonald

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Fall comes to Jacksonville

September 30th, 2009

It was a good summer, but its officially done. The cool wind outside cannot be mistaken for the climate of a Florida summer. We’ve survived most of the hurricane season, and we haven’t lost any trees for it this year. We do still have some logs in the yard from the last one, does anyone need some firewood?

Despite a trip to Ireland, a nice vacation with the folks, and a lot of time in the sun and working in the yard, I can’t help but feel like I missed out on something. That I should have accomplished something else.

Perhaps its an instinctual warning, a reminder of the coming winter. The cold breeze makes me want to work harder, it inspires as much as it threatens.

There are no leaves changing color – everything is green and will likely stay that way. Cold won’t stop business and snow won’t make it this far south, but something about the prospect of winter’s approach still makes me want to prepare for hibernation.

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