Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Falling For Fall
Autumn. I know it's still summer and typically here in California we have summer weather well into October, but this week it's started off foggy in the mornings. I was able to dress Katie in a long sleeved shirt, plaid skirt, knee highs and a jacket on her first day of school. I was actually secretly happy to have her wear her fall wardrobe already. Usually all the fall muted colors and schoolgirl plaid hardly gets worn before winter arrives and I pull out the fun winter themed attire. (and yes, it's all about a theme)
I really do enjoy fall. I look forward to the time change and the crisper weather. I enjoy the different types of food such as soups and stews, pumpkin pies and etc. On an aesthetic level, I love the colors and lighting of autumn. The overcast days provides wonderful diffused lighting, the colors are just so warm and provokes a certain feel to me. I love taking photos of the pumpkin patch with the kids...... all those round, orange pumpkins, the delight on my kids faces as they carefully scour the pumpkin patch looking for the perfect pumpkin. I love the dressing up in costumes. I like Thanksgiving with family, hot chocolate, hot apple cider, the drizzle of rain, the first time my kids don their new rain jackets and rain boots to go puddle stomping,
I like going for hikes to find fire belly newts and going to to beach to watch the larger waves and David surfing on them!
For a person that likes the familiar and routine, it's funny how I actually look forward to change, and yet the things I am looking forward to are actually the familiar and staples of the season. Is it even possible to look forward to something that is absolutely unknown? Even then aren't we looking forward to it out of our expectations and aren't are expectations based on something that is known?
What are the things you are looking forward to in this beautiful season of Autumn?