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!