The best thing about Shawal, the month after Ramadan?
To me, that's the hardest thing to give up during Ramadan. Not because I'm addicted to caffeine (I'm not, or at least, I don't get withdrawal headaches), but because there is just something so wonderful about a hot cup of coffee in the morning as you go through your email, getting ready for a hard day of writing (lool, yes it is hard work, although it's all brain work). Breakfast, no problem. Lunch, don't hardly miss it. But my morning cup of coffee... ooh, that one pinches!
Especially on frosty mornings like today, when the grass is hoary, the leaves fiery and the sky the clearest, purest of blues.
Here's a picture of the view out my window -- it's one of my favorite things about my new bedroom -- the beautiful trees. Of course, come winter, I'm going to see the neighbors, but for now, it's all yellow, red, and orange.
Fall is my favorite time of year (along with spring). Nothing like cool, crisp days. The perfect temperature. Not to mention the beautiful colors.