Thursday, November 20, 2008

Fallish

It has been such a beautiful fall here. (Or autumn as they say in the UK. My British friends think it's so funny/weird that we Americans call it "fall." I had no idea that other english-speaking people thought that was strange.) I love this time of year. We've had gorgeous color this year thanks to a cold snap in the middle of September (that sadly killed my tomatoes.) But then we've had some really nice temperatures and time to enjoy being outside again.I'm having mixed emotions about winter coming. Last winter was a REALLY long one here in Utah with lots more snow than we've had for years. It felt to me like it would never end. I'm not looking forward to that again.
But I love when it's cold outside and I feel like I can finally just catch-up on all of my inside stuff. Organizing. Projects. Sewing. Not worrying about yard work. [Or at least not feeling guilty about not doing yard work. :)] But then there's the kids. Not being able to send them outside to just PLAY. Keeping them from going stir-crazy or watching too much TV. Trying not to drive each other crazy. This is the tricky part. Esp those long months between January and March. Ugh.
Isn't this a great picture? My 9-year-old took it in a canyon about 20 minutes from our house. She took the leaves one too! Maybe I should get her to take more of the pictures for this blog.

And finally, here is a cute little piece of recent thriftiness that feels 'fallish.' A fun Pyrex baker in my current favorite color. Can't you just picture bringing baked beans to a pot-luck in this cutie?

2 comments:

Lisa said...

Beautiful picture of the river! My kids have a knack for photography too. It's fun to pass the camera off and see what they come up with.

notes of sincerity said...

I am seeing your quilt here for the first time and I love it!!
Is it made using a certain pattern? I love the square in square.
love ya. Trish xo