Monday, October 12, 2009

Changing Seasons

I haven't posted for awhile, due to concerns about family and friends.  Things are settling down now, and I wanted to talk about something else.
Hey, it's Autumn here in the Great White North!   Nature is getting ready for Winter, but before going to sleep,  she dons her best ball gown in majestic reds and golds.  I never tire of the changing seasons for they make us stop and think about what's ahead and what's behind.  I enjoyed my summer, I'm enjoying the crisp Fall weather and now, I'm looking forward to Winter. 
I think our predecessors had the right idea about Winter.  All the hard work of planting, harvesting, putting up for the winter is over when the first snow flies.  They got out into the cold, had skating parties, hoedowns,  sleigh rides,  get togethers and enjoyed the fruits of their labours.
I'm finding it hard to get motivated though, to do the last of the "putting down the garden".  The grass is still a lovely shade of green, there are still some late blooming flowers and the deck looks inviting still, with the lawn furniture there waiting for me to sit down.  I suppose I will have to put all the furniture away soon.  I'm just a little lazy today; although I did make bread and two pots of turkey soup today.  I think tomorrow will be a good day to really put the Summer behind me and  embrace Autumn.  We shall see......;o)


Teacher's Pet said...

I do hope that things are settling and that all is well with you and your family. I've missed you.
I like the phrase 'embrace autumn'....I look forward to the changing of the season...
Welcome back.
Smiles from Jackie

Eileen said...

I'm just the same! I love Fall and I've been doing some things to welcome it, but I still have a few things left to do to close the door completely on Summer and I've just been too lazy about it!
You sound busy welcoming Fall though! Baking bread and making two pots of soup! Good for you!

I have that same Fall picture! (At least I think it's the same one) I love it! Do you know where it's from? Is it from your area? It's really beautiful and it really speaks Fall (in all it's glory!) to me.

'Hope things are well.
All the best,

Diana said...

Oh My Gosh Marlene, I too have so much fall yard work to do! Preparing for winter!
You have inspired me to make soup this week. Thanks Marlene. Fall is such a beautiful time of year.
Love Di

Bernie said...

I too love all the seasons, could never live in a place where the weather never changed....beautiful photo and that soup sounds delicious especially on a cold day. We already have snow in Alberta......:-) Hugs

Teacher's Pet said...

I miss you....
You must be enjoying the changing of the season! We have experience our first low temperature today...It dropped to 74 degrees!!