Summer is gone. This is what the end looked like. I think it had a nice way of saying goodbye.
Fall is officially underway. Of course there was that Saturday a few weeks ago when I thought it had arrived and thus made pumpkin soup and bread bowls on what turned out to be an 80-degree day. With the stove and oven on the house was a bit warm that evening. But that is neither here nor there.
Now the temperature has dropped and we’ve had a bit of rain. But more than that, you can feel fall in the air; it leaves cheeks ruddy and eyes a little watery.
Since I’m a woman of ritual, here are some of my fall-ish tasks, some new, some old:
- put an extra quilt on the bed
- refresh my stock of pillar candles
- put on a pair of my beloved Costco wool socks (and keep them on until May)
- buy Ian this year’s earflap hat
- plug in the space heater and give it a hug for getting me through last winter
- stock up on Halloween candy. Yes, I know I will eat most of it but those five trick-or-treaters will be grateful
- say hello to the dutch oven and (this time) unabashedly make soup in it
- eat a caramel apple
- pull out Ian’s next round of clothes–corduroys, fuzzy sweatshirts, blue jeans, flannel
- go to this pumpkin patch on Saturday
- start thinking about Christmas gifts (yay!)
I won’t say how much of this I’m accomplished, but you can guess I’ve gotten to at least one item on the list. Thanks Linda 🙂
Here are more photos, particularly ones of our visit to Lakeside Bible Camp on Whidbey Island this last weekend.