Sunday, September 27, 2009

Fall into Autumn

It's been a great weekend. There's a little chill in the air. The leaves are just starting to turn. Yesterday we picked pumpkins, apples, and drove over the state line to get some fresh honey. Later today I'm going to curl up on my couch under a cozy blanket and watch some football.

The perfect way to kick in a new season. Fall has arrived. At least for the moment. Being from Chicago, of course we know that if we give it a minute, the weather will change again. But for now, autumn is in the air.

The fridge is loaded down with gala and jonamac apples, the pumpkins are on the porch, waiting to be displayed and then later split open to procure the seeds for roasting, and the honey is sweetening our tea to perfection.

Soon there will be leaves to rake and the backyard fire pit to smell. Next weekend we'll head up north to Door County, Wisconsin for another favorite fall tradition: family vacation. A time for the cousins and aunts and uncles and grandma and grandpa to come together and have some fun. And it's always a blast.

So, until next time, enjoy the season, where ever you may be.

Happy Reading!



Patricia Stoltey said...

Since I'm heading for central Illinois to visit family (and then to Bouchercon in Indy) soon, your post is timely. Fall in Illinois and Indiana is my favorite time to visit.

Debra St. John said...

Hi Patricia! I hope you enjoy your visit. Thanks for leacing a comment today.

Margot Justes said...

I so agree with your sentiment, love this time of year.
Margot Justes