Thursday, September 9, 2010

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it..."--George Eliot

You want to know what made me happy today?

The weather. I swear, once it hit Sept 1st here, it immediately felt like fall. We went to a pool party last Sunday, probably the last of the summer, and it was warm enough. But otherwise it's been pretty mild and autumnal around here.

Autumn is my second-best season of the year, behind my birth-season, spring. I can't wait for cornmazes; trying new pie recipes; cooking with winter squash; haunted houses; apple cider; going to work while it's still dark outside (until the time changes); and leaves falling in our yard, though it's not really fun to clean them up.

Still, I will really miss summer. It's been one heck of a year so far! Before we know it, 2011 will be here and 2010 will feel so...2005.

I will miss the bright, green leaves; the enveloping warmth of a summer day outside; floating on the lake with a drink; wearing sunglasses...all the time; and having a reason to shave my legs at least twice a week (oh yeah, I rock the "natural long johns" most winters. Shudder if you must, it's comfy. I get lazy in that regard).

Now it's time to see how long we can hold out before turning on the heat this year! Gas is 'spensive.

In the soontime: Sweet Cornbread Cake, recipe courtesy of **squeeeeee!**


  1. It's been quite autumnal here as well. And you're not alone in shaving laziness. I will often go weeks without shaving during the fall/winter. And no need to clean up those leaves -- turn them into a compost pile for your garden next spring! :)

  2. I know...I'm planning on garden next spring, but have some trepidation about the composting. I certainly have a lot I could contribute to it, but the possibility of a strong smell (which attracts inquisitive doggies) disuades me somewhat. I'll have to look a bit further into it before the leaves really start falling around here. I did just splurge on a book (Ripe From Around Here by jae steele) that has a chapter on composting with red worms, but I don't think I'd to quite that extent... :)