Thursday, October 01, 2009
Falling for Autumn
My husband typically greets me on the first day of each new month with the above words. He welcomes the kids in the same manner, unless one of them beats him to it, which I believe to be the goal. I did not grow up with the double bunny salutation, and I’m still not sure how mammals of any kind factor into the flip of the calendar, but if you do, then rabbit, rabbit. It’s October!
October means that it’s indisputably fall—a fact that energizes me more than a six pack of Red Bull. If I started listing the things I love about fall, I’d leave out a couple dozen that I’d feel guilty later about missing: the brisk air, the explosion of color, crunching leaves, warm, tasty beverages…and PUMPKINS!
My love for fall prompted me to link up to the weekly photography challenge that Beth of I Should Be Folding Laundry hosts each week. This week’s challenge was capturing the feeling of fall. I couldn’t resist.
Let’s start with some Dirty Chai, elected last week as the official drink of the season here at Running With Letters. I’m sorry, Pumpkin Latte, I still love you…but I simply can’t resist warm Chai goodness infused with a shot of espresso. It’s like liquid gingerbread in a cup.
I currently have two pumpkins in my yard. This is one of them. By the time the Christmas lights go up, I’ll be removing about 20 of these from my property.
This shot isn’t the sharpest I’ve ever captured, nor does it immediately evoke fall—at least for me. But when my son saw the box of Boo Berry Crunch in the pantry he exclaimed, “You know it’s fall when Boo Berry comes back!” I adore the look on his face.
I don’t have my full fall décor up yet, but you wouldn’t know it from my kitchen table. With any luck, there will be a piping hot lasagna sitting right smack in the middle of the table this evening—but then again, that was the plan yesterday and I ended up eating cold chicken nuggets which my husband hand fed me while I drove through city streets trying to score vicodin. But that’s a story for another post.
My camera is full of shots, but I’ll hold some back for awhile. After all, this whole post is simply a preview trailer for a blockbuster hit I’ve been waiting for all year: warm fires on the patio, trips to the apple orchard, and a World Series destined to play out in the Bronx—here I come!
Thanks for peeking through my lens with me.
(P.S. Regular readers may want to scroll down to the prior post, if you didn't stop by yesterday afternoon. In order to participate in today's challange, i had an unusually short interval between posts, and I don't want you to miss anything. Especially because a couple of you just might have been mentioned in yesterday's post.)