Tuesday, September 16, 2008


I am SO not ready for this... and they're turning up everywhere:

This morning it was 2C or 35F. The end (of everything in my vegetable garden) is near...


  1. I LOVE fall! I cannot wait! I just wish it was getting cooler here!!

  2. Anonymous8:46 pm

    depressing fall poems:

    "Gray drip-wet dawn
    Leafless tree in solitude -
    Remembers the robin."
    - Don Sax

    "Leaf falling on leaf,
    on mounds of leaves, rain splashing
    in pools of rain ..."
    - Gyodai

    happy fall poems:

    "No Spring nor Summer Beauty hath such grace As I have seen in one Autumnal face."
    - John Donne

    "Autumn begins with a subtle change in the light, with skies
    a deeper blue, and nights that become suddenly clear and
    chilled. The season comes full with the first frost, the
    disappearance of migrant birds, and the harvesting of
    the season's last crops."
    - Glenn Wolff and Jerry Dennis

    "I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the
    landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter.
    Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show."
    - Andrew Wyeth

    "The hazy, cloudless skies of Indian Summer. Leaves scurrying down the street before the wind. The cold shiver from an arctic blast. Indian Summer. The last
    warmth of the sun. Chilly mornings and glorious warm afternoons. The Harvest Moon. The Hunter's Moon. The Rainy Season. Dry corn stalks clattering in the wind. The touch of frost on grass and window pane. The smell of burning leaves."
    - Keith C. Heidorn

    "Then summer fades and passes and October comes. We'll smell smoke then, and feel an unexpected sharpness, a thrill of nervousness, swift elation, a
    sense of sadness and departure."
    - Thomas Wolfe

    "The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly
    changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools."
    - Henry Beston, Northern Farm

    "Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting
    and autumn a mosaic of them all."
    - Stanley Horowitz

    Personally I've always loved fall inspite of the "back to school" business. there's just something so cosy about it. :)

    oh, the poems were from here: http://www.egreenway.com/months/autumn.htm

  3. The summer did seem to pass quickly. It was here and gone before I knew what happened, but I have to agree with Steph and Anony. I LOVE the fall too. The poems were beautiful! I can't wait to take some great autumn photos.

  4. Anonymous1:00 am

    Is this the time to tell you that the West Coast is basking in the warmth of temperatures in the mid 20s?? Too bad you moved out of Abbotsford and my neighbourhood - but wait, I left too!

  5. I HATE fall.
    HATE IT.
    I get depressed.
    It's gloomy, everything dies, it's wet, dark and dank.
    Hate it.

    Fall is Descending...
    Dark skies, wet, Damp Suffocate...
    Autumn Depression...

    Winter cannot come soon enough.

  6. Honestly, I'm actually quite a fan of fall. It's a gorgeous time of year, and everything smells so good. But I'm not ready yet!! Can't I just have another month of frost-free nights? Then I'll be ready!:) All my basil is gonna die this week and I still want to freeze more pesto.

    I used to love back-to-school. All those new clothes, pencils, etc!

    The poems are great. (Nice one, Mo. I take it that one is original?)

    Last year it snowed November 21 and the snow stayed until early May...

  7. Fall is my absolute favorite season of all. Of course, Florida does not HAVE fall. We don't have winter or spring either, but that's neither here nor there. Wanna trade houses?

  8. Wanna ask me that question again in February, Lizz? :)


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