Friday, October 5, 2007

TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON

Okay, I've been holding off on expressing my joy that it is finally FALL because, frankly, it's been more like a Northwest winter out there. But today....today is FALL.

Was it in the 30's when you got up this morning? I don't know what it was when Michael left at 5, but when I crawled out from the down comforter this morning it was a chilly 35. There was a low-lying fog, and the sun was trying to break through. Ahhhhhh.....everything a fall morning should be.

I love this season. I love the darkening days, the warmth of a fireplace, the fact that there's less running around and "making hay while the sun shines." I can put away my sleeveless clothes and hide myself in warm, comfy sweaters. I'm ready to gather-in, find some new quilt projects and good books. Bring out my heavier winter meal fare, and try out some new soup recipes. Think about the holidays. Get those fruitcakes ready for Thanksgiving.

The maples in my yard are turning a gorgeous shade of red. There is snow in the mountains. A fuzzy catepillar was climbing my front door yesterday. (I don't want to talk about the spiders that are hanging EVERYWHERE.) The northern hemisphere is getting ready for rest. Ah, bliss.......

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

BLAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sej said...

And a year ago Randy and I were being "leaf peepers" in beautiful Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine! You'll really have to go sometime! It was lovely! Yes, it was cool up here this morning. The flannel sheets went on the bed Monday, too! AHHHH!!!!

Elizabeth said...

We are having a mini heatwave. 80F the last few days. This morning we had a thunderstorm with loads of rain pass through. This is our Thanksgiving weekend and in our area the last 2 fall fairs are on.

We have lots of fall colour and the leaves on some trees are falling. My back maple has tips of red is just starting to drop.

I love the change in cooking. Lots of root vegetables, slow cooking stews and roasts, how I love a good roast.

the Brave said...

Must admit, Fall is pretty darn special over here. I love it too. I really enjoy the fog and the autumn colours.

Mountain Dweller said...

I never used to like Autumn - the thought that winter comes just afterwards has always made me cling to summer. Now, like you, I appreciate more and more the calm that the shorter days bring.