I’ve been waiting and waiting on the temps to drop to fall-like but it seems to have taken forever. I live in the mountains of Western North Carolina. You would think that fall would come to a mountainous area before mid-October. Not this year. Fall In Upstate NY This is what fall is like where… Continue reading It’s Finally Here! Fall!
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
I have been trying to snap a few fall color pictures for the last couple of days. The weather, though, has not been cooperating. It has been overcast and cloudy. I think the normal upstate NY fall weather is effecting the way I look at things. I am going to try to get some shots… Continue reading Fall Colors I
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
Yes, it finally feels like fall in upstate NY. So this weekend, I am going to watch my beloved Mountaineers play football – what else is a November weekend for. I am also going to spend some time menu planning. I try to menu plan all year round. It doesn’t work but the winter sports… Continue reading A Great Fall Weekend
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
No, not an actual picture but the scene I am about to describe. I went out for my morning constitutional today. Mind you, today is October 7th – the height of fall in upstate NY. I wore shorts and a tank top, not even a tee shirt. The temperature when I left my house was… Continue reading What’s wrong with this picture?