The weather is turning, temperatures coming down. Chilly nights, sweaters in the morning. The trees are just barely showing a new yellowish tinge. It takes a long time for them all to drop their leaves in our mild, mixed messages climate. One day we have a high of 68 two days later is it 82.
When I was planning my October wedding I felt completely confident that I didn't need a rain plan. We held the ceremony and the reception outdoors. By the late afternoon start it was so warm the flowers we had decorated with were drooping, the ribboned strings of bells we had hung from the arbors were silent in the still, warm air.
Twenty-five years ago today, I met my mother-in-law for the first time. My friends and family were gathering. We had a casual "rehearsal" dinner in front of the TV - the baseball play-offs were heating up and we took pictures saying "Cubbies" instead of "cheese" in deference to our best man. (We were actually San Diego fans.) Twenty-five years ago today was my last day as a single woman. I slept in my childhood room that night.
The next day I was married at the foot of the Bufano sculpture shown here!