Saturday, November 17, 2018

Goodbye Autumn 2018


"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."

 ~ Anne of Green Gables














       Autumn is my very favorite time of year. I look forward to it coming; I mourn it's going. In between, I thoroughly relish it's beauty, it's fragrances, and it's peace while it is here. I hang onto it and wring everything I can out of it before it goes. Fall is never wasted on me. I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. I hope there will be Octobers in heaven!
        Here in the middle of the heart of America we do get four very real seasons. During autumn I return to making soups and baking things that make the house smell good. I redecorate and make pumpkins out of old sweaters ruined by holes. I gather brilliant leaves and press them in books. And I begin cleaning out and finishing projects in the garage and reorganizing and straightening the house like a squirrel in the woods, preparing for the coming freeze. I cut down the beautiful morning glory vine on the front porch and re-pot some plants to bring indoors. Only the autumn wreath remains on the front door until it is replaced with winter greenery.
       Sweetface turns off the inside basement water faucets leading to the outside spigots and puts the garden hoses away. We pretty much batten down the hatches as we "fall backwards" with the clocks. And autumn turned winter early this year. We had our first real snow this week, with several inches falling overnight. Too soon! I long for just one more blissful week! But now it's time to accept and move on to enjoying early darkness by the fireplace while cuddling the cats. Winter has crept in and Autumn is gone. Farewell, farewell cherished season--until we meet again next year. 

2 comments:

  1. What a lovely post Linda. I adore your little handmade pumpkins and the colorful view out your window.

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  2. Winter came to Vermont this week as well. Your door is beautiful in all seasons!

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