Sunday, October 11, 2009

I've Really Been Busy, but

I don't have a really good reason for my negligence where my Blog is concerned. We did to to Pennsylvania to see the family for a few days last week, but before that I had neglected posting. I think the truth is that I haven't had any original or interesting ideas for blog topics. So, once again, I'll borrow from my friend Cheryl and post about things I like/dislike about fall.

LIKE -APPLES FRESH FROM PICKING - Apple pie, apple crisp, applesauce, apples. Yum!






LIKE - The beautiful colors of fall.



DISLIKE - Raking those beautiful colored leaves after they fall.


LIKE - The smell of autumn in the air, including the smell of burning leaves (which is illegal in many places now).

DISLIKE - Frost on the car windows in the early morning.


LIKE - Walking on the canal path on crisp autumn days; stopping for soup and a sandwich for lunch.

DISLIKE - Darkness falling earlier and earlier every day. You can see what it does to my energy level.
LIKE - Decorating the lawn with pumpkins, scarecrows and mums.

DISLIKE - Saying goodbye to my summer flowers.


So these are some of my likes and dislikes, but isn't that what life is all about? Taking the bitter with the sweet? I have to say that I like the change of seasons. I even like winter..if it didn't last for nearly six months.

~Hippo Hugs~

"In the depth of winter, I finally learned

that within me there lay an invincible summer."

~Albert Camus

9 comments:

Dana said...

I love cooler weather - not that we have any down here, it's still 87-90 every day - and the shorter days. I love the time change. Most everyone I know hates it but I love it!

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Pam,

Well, you pretty well covered all my likes and dislikes. I don't like winter much, but I used to like it when I was younger. We don't often get much snow, but it can't be ruled out, and these roller coaster roads around here are hard to navigate with any kind of snow, or worse yet, ice! So I could do without winter altogether!

Enjoyed your post. Have a great Monday.

Hugs,

Renie

pam said...

I love this post. Your trees are breathtaking! There are some beautiful reds this year, aren't there?

camport said...

I wish we had a winter here! Maybe not six months, but this 90 one day and 50 the next thing is driving me nuts. I love all your fall color pictures. Makes me miss Seattle. :)

Midlife Mom said...

Great post Pam, I have to say I agree with all of your likes and dislikes. Beautiful pictures of the leaves, I hate raking though, I usually just blow them into the woods with my lawn mower!

I wish I had heard the sermon you mentioned in your comment. It sounds just like one I would love to hear. There just can't be enough said about grace and mercy can there?

We are expecting snow tomorrow! Can you believe that? I don't think it's going to amount to much but it's still rather early to be having a snow storm! I will be ready with my trusty camera!

Tracy said...

We get slaughtered by our front trees and I am dreading the mess. Hoping for more wind to carry them far into the woods on their own.
I love fall food too. I made a large pot of yummy cheese soup for dinner. Can't wait for pumpkin pie.

Monogram Queen said...

Our weather keeps yo-yoing up and down.... i'm ready for cool!

I miss you when you don't post but luckily see you on f@cebook!

Ms.L said...

Winter does last a long time..I guess,like you're saying,that's what makes Spring and Summer so
wonderful.
I'm discovering that in my own life. Being really busy,makes the lazy days seem so much better:)

Cheryl Wray said...

I LOVE your post, Pam!!! And that picture of the Apple Pie...YUMMM!!!!

We finally have Fall down South. We FROZE last night at the Bama game!!