I woke this morning to the sound of rain coming down.
I felt immediate joy.
I peeked outside and saw a gray sky. And though our tree is still green, a few leaves were starting to sprinkle down to the grass.
"It looks a bit autumnal out," I thought.
Autumnal. Autumnal. Suddenly I couldn't that word out of my head. And then I started thinking about the other seasons and wondering what their comparable words were. What would the autumnal version of Spring be? Or Summer?
Finally I had to consult the dictionary, which told me that the adjective for Spring is merely spring-like, and for Summer, summer-like. And winter...it doesn't have a word at all! I'd definitely say Autumn wins! (It always has been my favorite season :) )
Assignment for the day:
Use the word autumnal at least once in conversation. Go!