Here we are already September and i’m asking myself where the entire summer went? The days didn’t feel busy or rushed but come the end of the week I wondered how it could have flown by so quickly. The furthest we ventured from home this year was to visit my sister and her family in Moncton. Other than that we stayed pretty close to home enjoying our first summer with a backyard all our own and a few day trips nearby. There has been a lot of time spent eating watermelon, hanging out in the kiddie pool, playing on our neighbours swings and just being together. A good part of our summer here wasn’t the warmest and I needed to bite my tongue to not wish the time away until Autumn. I cannot tell a lie, I am so happy to see cool days coming with the promise of sweet hot drinks, warm blankets and good books.
|Easily my favorite picture taken last Autumn|
Everything about this weather makes me want to cook using our stockpot, light candles and knit. I know that Autumn inevitably brings Winter but I ignore that and fall madly in love with this season every single year. Here is a short list of things that I love about Autumn…
The excuse to drink more hot drinks
Dark house = more evenings by candlelight
It feels nearly time to watch my favorite movie, “You’ve Got Mail”
The rhythm of daily school bus sightings from our living room window
Everything pumpkin flavored / scented
Apple pies, apple butter, apple sauce, sour cream apple cake (Ben’s favorite)
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Hawksley Workman – Autumn’s Here
My mom’s birthday
Exciting feast days
Playing outside without hats, sunscreen or sweat
My red boots
My first Autumn of knowing how to knit!!
Putting my pajamas on mid afternoon
More desserts after supper
How everything is sad but beautiful and still so full of life
Changing of the leaves
If you are a lover of fall, I would love to hear what you are looking forward to as these days get cooler and darker….