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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Autumn, Where Are You?

I know autumn has arrived, but Mother Nature is having none of it, taunting me with record-breaking heat this week. Weird: I wore long pants and sweatshirts most of the summer, and now I am decked out in shorts enjoying afternoons on the deck, drinking iced tea and reading a good book.

I am not complaining as I know these window-open days will soon be a thing of the past, and I will be wishing I could still have the fresh air flowing through the house. However, I do adore the familiar differences of the seasons, and there is something very wonderful about the crispness of the autumn air and seeing my breath as I take the pug ladies for a morning stroll.

So I am ready to get out the boots, the down vests, the warm socks, and the woolly scarves that are symbols of what's to come in the next few weeks. I welcome the change and am eager for the now green pyracantha berries to spectacularly broadcast their brilliant red, for fragrant candles to be lit, and for soup to be simmering in the crock pot.

Mother Nature, I'm ready. I'm waiting.


  1. We had a few warm days & then it turned cool again yesterday. It was in the 40's last night & a high in the 60's today. I love it! I am so ready for the cool weather, too.

  2. Aww we don't really have a 'fall' as such but definitely spring is in the air down here and I'm ready for the warmth.

  3. not much of an autumn in our i went to visit family in sf area and no colors either...oh well at least its still indian summer in this area :)

  4. Thanks Jan for helping me enjoy our day today! Hmmm...soup and warm fire? Looks perfect for such Autumness out there. Heat will be back mid week, I understand.

  5. Boots, down vests, wooly scarves? Are you in northern CA? Here in New England, there is no heat wave. We are in true fall weather, about 50-60 during the day, and frost at night. But all of that winter clothing will be appropriate in a month or so. I don't look forward to it.

    Enjoy your warm weather while you've got it.


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