Today would have been my mother’s 74th birthday. When she turned 70, we had a huge birthday party for her in the desert. My stepdad took 9 women to dinner with him and the waiter – always looking for a good tip – wanted to know just how he managed to get such a harem… Continue reading Fall Gone
One of the things I love most about living in upstate New York is fall. Not the kind our economy is taking but the season of the year. I am not sure I could live where there are not four distinct seasons. I have tons of photos of autumn colors. Now I have a small… Continue reading Autumn Colors
That first day that there is frost is always a plus in my book. The air is brisk most of the day. The sky is clear. Saturday was that day. My son, who was insistent on going to a neighboring school to watch a girls’ diving invitational, had to scrape his car windshield for the… Continue reading A Beautiful Fall Day
This blog entry has been floating around in my head for a few days. I would toy with talking it through into my mp3 player, which also has a voice recorder, as I ran because that is when the difference in seasons really hits me. The colors are so vibrant. The breeze is stiffer and… Continue reading Fall …
I have always been a fan of fall. Autumn is my favorite season of the year. I love the coolness of the air – yes, I finally closed all the windows in my home last night. I love the textures of the food – a bit heavier but crispy when you get fresh squash and apples. … Continue reading Fall Food
When I started walking again for exercise over the summer, I never knew I would become hardcore. I am up to running most of my mileage – or at least the majority each day – and am still outside despite the wonderful upstate NY temperatures. When I started exercising again, I began as part of… Continue reading I Never Knew
This morning’s walk/run was done without an mp3 player as my son’s iPod shuffle was dead and he hadn’t charged it yesterday and my other son’s RCA Lyra was still in his ears. I headed out with just a timer and myself. This is the first true walk of fall. I actually wore warmup pants… Continue reading The Sights and Sounds of Fall
While the weather has not yet shown to be true autumn weather – the forecast people say that is coming this week, the smells as I was out this morning are definitely fall. In the thick fog, you can smell the testing of the wood stove. The smell hangs fragrantly in the air, even overpowering… Continue reading The Smells of Fall
There has been a very odd juxtapositioning of seasons here in upstate New York. The calendar says fall but I don’t think anyone told Mother Nature – not that I would second guess a mother on what is best. I woke up this morning to a thermometer that says it is 71F outside at 6… Continue reading What Season is It?
If I had to pick a favorite season, it would be autumn. Fall is the reason I don’t think I could live in Florida or California (at least not the parts of California most of my family lives in now). Fall is that time of year when we can have summer and winter temperatures. I… Continue reading I LOVE Winter!!!!