Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Things I Love - Autumn Edition

I enjoy living in a four-season town. Of course, I love summer the bestest--but there are still plenty of things to love about the other three seasons. Which is lucky because I wouldn't want to hurt their feelings.

So...things I'm currently loving about Autumn:
  • Using the oven again..
  • Pumpkin soup.
  • Chile Chicken Cheese enchiladas.  
  • Not having to think about creative ways to use up ripe peaches for another whole year.
  • Nights cool enough to sleep with a comforter on the bed.
  • A crystalline Lilypad Pond.
  • Baby goldfish unexpectedly appearing in the pond.
  • Noming on golden raspberries every time I use the garden gate.
  • Finding flat stones to replace the river rock gravel around the pond.
  • Embracing a weekly schedule of chores and delighting in how productive I feel.  And how nice the cottage looks.
  • Enjoying our garden and making mental notes for next year.
  • Giving the new Halloween silhouette decorations a whirl.
  • The beginnings of fall color in the maples, oaks and aspens.  Especially aspens.
  • Morning light that's perfect for sewing.
  • An ever-increasing pile of quilt blocks.
  • Decorating the mantel for autumn.
  • Using my upcycled-down (not to be confused with upside-down) pillow forms for the first time.
  • Buying new "teacher" shoes to replace my well-worn and well-loved oldies.
  • The new LED light fixture in our walk-in closet.
  • My newly-reupholstered footstool.
  • Yellow chrysanthemums and purple violas. 
  • Yellow rabbitbrush.
I think autumn is wondrously beautiful in my little corner of the world.

Bring joy,

1 comment:

  1. I agree wholeheartedly with your Autumn like list. And would add the sight of cornstalks and pumpkins lying in the fields.