Friday, October 3, 2008

happy fall y'all

Here in California, unless you live in the highest elevations, you'll hear folks say that there are no real seasons.  We have summer (especially inland) and we have rain.  If you don't care for snow, California's a great place to live, but if you like to see a visible change in weather, head elsewhere.  But October is here.  Autumn, by all accounts, has arrived.  We wake in the mornings with a chill, the air brisk.  By midday, we might woe the long sleeved shirt and pants we decided on in the early hours of the day.  In the late evening, we'll wish we hadn't changed to shorts and a tee, and we are plain lucky if we've got a hoodie in the car.

Unlike other areas, our leaves are only just changing. There is a handful of ash leaves in my front yard, but the major unloading of leaves won't be through until early December.  Halloween is the very first day of sweater weather, and sweater weather will be over by early March if not February.  Fall blurs into winter, the only marked differences are the holiday decorations.

But really, these months are my favorite time of year. The kids' birthdays span from September to October, then there's Halloween and Thanksgiving and The Nutcracker performances and Christmas...  

It's a busy but joyous time and it's always the perfect weather to knit!

12 comments:

Kate said...

I'm glad fall weather is finally coming your way! Sounds like you're going to be pretty busy over the months, but it sounds like great family time.

a friend to knit with said...

i had a pumpkin latte the other day, and thought of you. :)

happy fall.

Knitting Diva said...

Like you, this is my favorite time of year too! What's not to love about sweater weather??? Enjoy!

kerstin said...

Love your shoes! I used to have a purple pair just like 'em. Happy Fall days to you!

Philigry said...

happy fall!
love those shoes.

t does wool said...

I love red shoes,I really do. Perfect for fall!

kim said...

The red shoes - awesome!!! I love the Fall too; it's the New England winters I detest!

Sandy said...

Happy Fall! It's an easy time of year to love.
California sounds so different than Toronto, weather wise.
I can't wait to see all of your knitting projects unveiled in the coming months too.

Alison Boon said...

Sounds a bit like Auckland. We don't get madly defined seasons, just sun and rain.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Happy fall!! Been checking in all the time, it's nice to see you back :)!!

Hilary said...

Don't forget about the heavy valley fog -- that always felt more wintry to me.

I love your beautiful description of the weather -- and your awesome red shoes!

tiennie said...

I love this time of year. It's filled with so much promise and fun!