Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Summer’s over! Or as my dad would have said, the frost is on the pumpkin. Doesn’t matter that there hasn’t been an actual frost yet or that I don’t have a pumpkin. It’s the sentiment that counts. The heat is over and I’m happy!

Personally, I like slipper and sweats weather. Well, except for the increased laundry aspect of it but nothing’s perfect. I like snuggling under my down comforter. I don’t even mind it getting dark earlier in the evening. I know, from an economical standpoint that’s probably wrong this year but as I said nothing’s perfect. I’m ignoring that and enjoying the season.

Here in eastern Pennsylvania, the leaves are just starting to turn. Soon the mountain that I can see from my porch will be a blaze of color. The crickets are having their last hurrah. I love how their chirping slows down just the tiniest bit when they get really big like they are now. Have you ever noticed that? The birds are migrating so every now and then I’ll have an unusual visitor in my yard. I don’t know enough about birds to ever identify any of them but I can tell when they’re not local. Some over the years have been striking. I have a friend near Toronto who has migrating monarch butterflies who stop at her house. I bet that’s a sight to see.

How about you? Do you like this time of year too or are you like my office mate who is already dreading the approaching winter?


Smut Girl said...

I am with you! Yay! Jeans and boots and sweaters. Scarves and hot drinks and leaves. Snow! and fireplaces and snuggling. Yes, yes, yes! I hate heat. I love chill. OH, god, yes! Whew. Was it good for you? ;)

Molly Daniels said...

My perfect temps would be no less than 60 and no higher than 100. I know; I belong in Florida:)

I do like 'sweater weather', but I also like not having to wear a coat all the time.

Molly Daniels said...

And it's just not Christmas w/o snow:)

Regina Carlysle said...

I must come to see you. No leaf-turning yet but I keep waiting. We get the Monarch Butterflies and they're gorgeous.

When the weather really hits, let me know. I have an incredible hot buttered rum recipe.

KellyMarstad said...

I'm a fall/winter junkie. S'why I loved living in Minnesota so much. Eight months of the year is winter then slipping in fall and spring, not much for summer. :)

I'm with you. Build a fire, I'll bring the marshmallows.

Dakota Rebel said...

I love fall but I cannot stand winter. The falling temps don't bother me so much as the snow and ice and the horrific accidents they cause.

I love suede, fall boots, but do not like actual "winter" boots.

I wish it could be 52 degrees all the time. Enough of a chill to make sweaters appropriate, but not cold enough to...frost your pumpkins. ;)

Dakota Rebel

Anny Cook said...

Love this time of year. Especially the leaves turning! Happy fall!