Fall has been illusive out here on the prairie. One day it will be chilly and a sweater will be needed and I'll think "it's here!" and then the next day it will be 90 degrees and all that fall festive feeling will be gone.
I know that fall is somewhere--- in New England. I've seen it on instagram and facebook! And I know that last week was exactly a year since my New England romp, and its got me feeling nostalgic for all that pretty scenery--- the amazing colors, the beautiful homes, that feeling of Vermont and New Hampshire and Massachusetts in October.
So here is my little ode to an autumn taking place many miles away. I know it wont be long before its here too--- but I'm not known for my patience. I'm afraid it will go from summer to winter. I need my autumn, Oklahoma. Please get to it!
Here--- Baby is chatting about the Cheerios he's putting in his mouth while the dog waits expectantly at his feel. We're in the dining room, looking out the big old windows, watching the birds at the feeder. The neighbor's cat is sauntering around, causing a squirrel to chatter at him loudly--- the squirrel has things to do, it's his busiest time of year, and he has no time for a cat to laze about, pondering if he should eat him.
Even though it is unseasonably warm, I'm so glad it's October. There's a settling in feeling to life. Maybe that ancient feeling of 'harvest and then hunker down for winter.' I want to knit and make hearty slow cooked foods, get busy cleaning up the yard for its coming season of sleep, and enjoy the cool sunny days that are so uniquely autumn.
Well, I suppose I better get started with the day. Big sis is already at school, and the plants needs watering. I hope you have a gentle start to your week--- I honestly don't mind a Monday. It's a reset, and the week is full of promise.
Oh, and don't forget about the giveaway! Its the post just below this one. Winner will be chosen Wednesday, so comment for your chance to win a silly pumpkiny treat!~