Thursday, September 03, 2009
Fall Weather is Here
I love it, love it, love it when fall rolls around. The cooler temps seem to clear the cobwebs from my brain and energise my tired old body. I want to do things in the fall. I want to go places, and finish up projects. I want to take long walks and enjoy the weather and the colors.
Not that we have any fall color yet, but I know it's coming.
I love the foods that come with fall. The turnips and rutabagas, the potatoes and squash. I love the soups and stews, the casseroles, the absolute abundance of fall. These are foods that say 'comfort' and 'home' to me. Earthy and hearty, they speak of quiet contented evenings spent talking with loved ones or finishing up some needlework. Preferably by a fire, but we don't have a wood stove or a fireplace, so I will just have to imagine that.
I won't even say that the best part of fall is that the kids go back to school, though we definitely go through fewer dishes and things stay clean a bit longer when the littles are off at school.
I love that I need to pull out warmer blankets for the beds, that I wake up snuggled deep under them with my nose frosted and running just a bit from the cool temps in the bedroom. I sleep best when it is a little chilly. I love the warm, fuzzy jammies and wrapping myself in a thick bathrobe.
I love that the mosquitoes all die off, as well as most of the pesty bugs. I love the morning frost that makes the world sparkle.
Mostly, I just love Fall.