Wednesday, 27 August 2008

we have some red leaves already

It's a grey day.

There have been hovering clouds and a brisk wind tapping 'round all day; awhile ago it began (finally) to rain, plonking down on the windows and sending a chill through the house. I abandoned my plans for penne and instead made chicken chili - the aroma is eddying and every once in awhile the kids (or the dog - he's always hopeful about such things) will raise their heads and take a big sniff, wondering if dinner will be early tonight.

It's the sort of day where you use warm home-food to disperse the cold and push away the vague nagging feeling that maybe, just maybe, you should think about putting a little fire on. Not for heat, as there's just a nip, a hint, a portent of days to come, but as a way to make the greyness....disappear.

A good day for finding something new for the children to do (because without it they will quarrel and scuff like bear-cubs trapped in their den) and a good day to begin thinking about switching out summer togs and bedding for the heavier stuff.

Thinking about. I have no doubt we've a few good indian summer days left.

Today, though, it's too easy to feel the end of them, and to begin to think about what we need to do before winter begins in ernest.

14 comments:

Sue said...

Fall is my favorite season. I love the warm foods, the rich colors, and the experience of it all. Mmmm, cozy.

witchypoo said...

On days like this, I keep the windows open, but put on the polar fleece jammies.
Haven't seen any red leaves yet except for my Japanese Maple. It's supposed to be red.

jenontheedge said...

It's cold and rainy here, so immediately I started thinking about baking bread and making soup. I love Fall.

Molly said...

I've seen those red leaves up here in the north country! It's pretty and crisp, but sort of sad to see summer go so soon....I'll be happy to go back south soon, where the air wraps you like a warm hug well into October/November!

Ms. Porter said...

I love Fall but for some reason this year I am sad to see the early signs of Fall. Oh well...can't stop it. So today I did start pulling out the Fall/Winter clothes to see what I need to buy for my daughters and what we already have and I thought that it was such a nice day I would wash them and hang them on the line. I've started.....but there is so much to do.

jAMiE said...

I can't wait for fall...it's in the air...mostly i look forward to fall because winter is next.

Joke said...

Madness.

It's all MADNESS.

Still, beats having a hurricane.

-J.

Stomper Girl said...

Meanwhile all our little spring flowers are sticking their buds out over here.

sam {temptingmama} said...

I love fall - especially the mornings!

I've been seeing some colours pop up a little already too!

I can't wait until mid-September when I can take the boys out for a photo-drive (instead of walk) I'll just load up the DVD player for Carter and let Hudson sleep and I'll take pictures!

Chantal said...

summer, no, don't go, not yet!!!!

crazymumma said...

I cannot abide this time of year when it all starts getting darker and cooler. But your post is beautiful.

Mike said...

I love the fall, hate the winter. Of course here in So Cal its hard to tell one from the other. The land of 70 degree Christmas...

meggie said...

I love Autumn the best. The lingering Indian Summer days, the slight chill to sleep snug.
But winter..grinds on.

womaninawindow said...

Sweet, sweet words and images!