The sunlight is flickering through the leaves as some are dancing to the ground. I watch from my window as the beauty of the glorious colours start to disappear, leaving the barren trees looking naked like skeletons. As night falls, the forest behind my house looks eerie and the coyotes’ howls are frightening, making me feel sorry for the creatures who need to survive in the cold, dark nights.
I feel safe to be in our cozy, warm home, snuggled up on the sofa with a hot cup of herbal tea and lemon.
It’s been an awesome Autumn, with days warm enough to go swimming at Lake Erie in October. (Not that I swim but I love walking along the beach.)
Yet autumn brings a certain melancholy feeling with it despite the beauty of the forest. Not because of autumn itself. I actually do enjoy this season with mild temperatures and many warm, sunny days to enjoy walks in the colourful woods, the sound of leaves crunching with each step and the fragrance of the pines.
The problem is that it will soon turn to winter–my least favourite season–and how cold it will get and how long winter will stay is depressing. I do try to make the best of it, but every year my dread of winter worsens and I find it harder to be positive and find anything good about Old Man Winter.
I find myself daydreaming of being a snowbird like some of my Canadian friends who are fortunate enough to fly south to Florida or Texas or Arizona and escape the winter and its furry. I would choose California. *big sigh*
So much for my annual autumn lament.
My granddaughter loves walks in the woods and scootering along the trails.
Here’s how I’ve enjoyed some fall days in my cozy sweatshirt. The artistic feather print and unfinished edges makes it not-just-another-boring sweatshirt.
Afternoons at the market …
A day trip to the little town of Elora …
My thrifted pleather purse is so soft and excellent quality with pockets and compartments inside and out.
We had our first snow flurries to remind us that Christmas is on the way!
The best thing about autumn is looking forward to Christmas!