Oct 16, 2011

Easing into Autumn


Until a few days ago, you'd never have known Autumn had come.  Aside from a good four days of rain in late September/early October, the temperatures have been warm and balmy.  The sun, hanging on in all his glory, has left us with more than a few days when you could comfortably wear your capris and tees.

We generally have a lovely Fall here in Southern British Columbia, but this year seems to have been even more generous with the extended Summer weather and the leaves turning slowly on the trees.  It's as if they genuinely are taking their time in hopes that everyone will notice their beauty.


My only regret this time of year, is that I have to work for a living.  My spirit cries to be outside during this season, revelling in all that Autumn has to offer.  I've been fortunate enough to get out often for walks by the river, and spent some time in our local Provincial park the other day, taking some photos of my friend's family.  I've also made plans to visit a corn maze with my nieces and our friends next weekend, where I'm sure we'll find ourself in a pumpkin patch.

I would so rather soak in October, than see it rush by as it has been doing the last two weeks.  It truly is my favourite month, not just because of our Canadian turkey holiday and that lovely, magical night at month's end, but because it offers the most wonderful weather and sights here in the Valley. 



Still...there is time.  And plenty of activities to be enjoyed.

Although the farmers markets are over for the season, I still have another farm stand visit in the works to stock up on more squash for the Winter.

I have a cemetary visit planned, a harvest soup potluck to attend and then there's that little holiday around the 31st...Hallows something...

And, although it's late coming this month, there is the monthly giveaway to be posted soon.

I hope you are easing enjoyably into your Autumn too!

9 comments:

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i want to live somewhere where it is fall all year long! this month flies but much to fast!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yes, it's so unfortunate that we must toil for a living, I agree. We are the 99%!

the wild magnolia said...

Loving your fall photos and words. Leaves do no turn here in Florida, so I soak up the bright leaves beauty blog to blog.

Thank you for sharing.

Moncha said...

Beautiful pictures !! I love Autumn too. It has been very warm here too uptil now, but Autumn has finally come now.
Have a magical day.

Kathy said...

Your photos are beautiful, as is the rest of the post. I love this time of year!

petoskystone said...

i couldn't live somewhere without autumn! summer has been dragging his heels in leaving, but the landlords' grape vine has decided, seemingly overnight, to yellow & shed leaves. autumn has arrived :)

Wendy the (Very Good Witch) said...

Oh...I feel you! I so long to be out enjoying Autumn too! And I'm blessed to have been able to do that last week, because goodness knows there is no such thing as Autumn in Florida...(oh woe is me)! So here's wishing time to slow down for you so can enjoy the riches of the season. And hope you and the girls have a magical time next weekend!

Amaranthine said...

I, too, spent the weekend exploring this lovely Southern British Columbian Autumn. It was absolutely lovely, and you captured it so perfectly in your photos.

Lady Rose said...

Autumn is my favorite time of year (and not just because my birthday is Mischief Night Oct. 30th) - I've been practicing my qi gong outside and love the smooth richness of the nature's energy this time of year