Tuesday, November 07, 2006
What I Love About Fall
My mom has been organizing again, and she came across a few mementos from my childhood days, some of which she has posted on her refrigerator because they make her smile. Her favourite is the following two-line "essay" from my grade three class with Mrs. Campbell:
What I Love About Fall
I love the colors on the trees, warm clothes, hot chocolate, and baking with Mom. I also love seeing my own breath outdoors, and eating Thanksgiving dinner.
Not much has changed on that list, actually. I'd add stylish boots and accessories (like the cute scarf and glove set I found last November) but the rest still applies: bright red leaves throughout town, mixed with all the green of pines, tamaracks, and fir trees, which don't lose their leaves. Dressing in fancy sweaters; Bailey's perfectly mixed beverages; making cake, cookies and squares in Mom's cozy kitchen; making "smoke rings" in the chilly air; and the wonderful feast that is Thanksgiving with the Brymes family, with turkey, glazed ham, steamed veggies, fluffy mashed potatoes, and at least three varieties of pie.
Oh, and I can't forget my top fall activity: Christmas shopping! I love to start in October and gather ideas each time I go out. And the best place to find those perfect gifts is, of course, our own Sarah's great little Simple Pleasures store. (Only thing is, it'll be hard to shop for Sarah and Paige while they're working!)
What do you like about this season?
Also, early mornings on the lake during this time of year are some of the best, with the crisp air and the stillness of the world. A real feeling of magic.
During the cooler season I do enjoy curling up in front of the fire with a good novel in my hands. Mind you, when it's warm, I also enjoy sitting in the shade of a tree to read.
Enjoy your fall. Maybe one day I will be able to fly over and experience a white Christmas.
Links to this post:
Bailey Truitt ~ Java Joint owner
Leslie Brymes ~ reporter extraordinaire
Carla Radling ~ realtor at your service
Wilbur Hucks ~ ya gotta love him
Jake Tremaine ~ retired logger
Ted Dawson (S-Man) ~ sci-fi writer
Hank Detcher ~ pastor and friend
Janet Detcher ~ keeps Hank in line
Bev Trexel ~ retired teacher
Angie Brendt ~ Bev's best pal
Sarah Wray ~ Simple Pleasures owner
Jared Moore ~ Kanner Lake Times
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