Great time of year Lady P, mild weather, the heat of summer giving way to more pleasent conditions, really look forward to it. Spring and Autumn are my favourite times of year, no extreme heat or cold, not that we get much really extreme weather like you do.
Nice pics Phalon. I see the construction is finally done on your house. The new wing is fabulous. And I like the new boat. Really makes a nice addition to your collection. Quite the sailor, you are.
Fall around here is still having a hard time tumbling in. Starting last Friday we had 6 days in a row of low 80's.
Thursday we had a cold front which gave us that bitter all day wind and frost at night. Our leaves just started changing colors a week or so ago and with the wind yesterday, they started that spiral to the ground. I profess to being a summer type gal, but there is something majestic and hypnotizing about watching leaves take their final flight. Very pretty and dramatic.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love........Lao-tzu
Post by xenavirgin on Nov 11, 2005 14:43:57 GMT -6
At least the sniffles you are causing aren't bad ones...merely nostalgic I think.
Oh yeah Scrappy, just nostalgic indeed.
And not to worry Madam P, your pictures merely made me sniffle. My mother just got back from a visit home to said cottage in Ontario with lots of pictures of what is and always will be "home" for me. Talk about opening the floodgates.
Wonderful colours, not too many reds and no purples because they had a very dry summer. God it was so beautiful. All my old stomping grounds, changed and yet somehow still the same and oh so familiar.
Gonna go curl up with my girl and tell her tales of childhood.
I saw a guy skiing short sticks on the bike path today. I craned my neck and, as a result, ran off the road and into the dirt taking out several lightpoles. I did, however, get a good look at them. They are way short. Mine are long long long dinosaurs.
I am too excited about the ski season, T-day and such to miss fall. Are we due for a nude post then? Old Woman Winter?
"And that Woolfs/Woolves thing sounds like something Gaggie would come up with. You should be frightened. Very frightened."
Post by Scrappy Amazon on Nov 18, 2005 23:50:20 GMT -6
Channeling Madam P......
She says...go ahead and start a new thread...but cover up the old woman...way too wrinkly. She also says when she gets back she expects me to put all the semi colons in their proper places...pfft...whatever Madam P......lmao
Thanksgiving Eve, I travel about 80 miles to my folks' house. We usually work on the desserts that night. First thing in the morning, we put the turkey in to cook, and watch the Macy's Parade while crumbling cornbread and biscuits for the dressing (stuffing). Then, the best part part begins - the preparation. My sisters, mom, aunt, cousin, and I gather in the kitchen, turn on the stereo, and really get cookin'. Lots of laughing and catching up. After dinner, semi-comatose, we settle in on the couch for the great football marathon, slipping into the kitchen from time to time for a nibble. One of my very favorite meals is a cold turkey sandwich while watching the game, Thanksgiving Day.
Thanksgiving; I tend to think of this as a winter holiday instead of a fall one....maybe actually an overlap holiday; one turkey leg in autumn, and the other leg in winter.
We travel to Mom's for Thanksgiving every year; about a five hour drive. I love that...Thanksgiving in the house I grew up in. This year though, my sister-in-law is having it at her house, and we are staying there. Not too far from Mom's and though my brother's and sister-in-law's is smaller, it is kid-proof; less chance for breakage...Mom has accumulated lots of stuff over the years - still has "lovely vases" us kids made in art class in elementary school. Not to mention the girls' cousins and all their toys and such are at my brother's house.
And the food - my sister-in-law is a great cook, and insists on doing it herself. She was my friend before my brother's wife, and remembers all to well my prowess in the kitchen, I'm thinking. I'm bringing the pies; homemade - from berry farm - I know all to well my prowess in the kitchen. Oh, and hoping my brother can talk her into letting Mom make the dressing, (stuffing). It is a meal in itself.
This was all my brother's idea, who, when I called sis-in-law to let her know when we'd be there, and ask what I could bring, I found out he failed to mention any of this to his wife. Ah...my brother - a heart of gold, and a memory of tin foil.
No problem though, says sis-in-law. It'll be a good time. And while she goes out and hits the malls the day after, (you'd have to put a knife to my throat to make me do this), and both brothers and Hubs watch the kids, I can escape to Mom's for some quiet...ok - not quiet exactly - us chatting endlessly, and sharing mother and daughter stuff.
Post by Scrappy Amazon on Nov 24, 2005 22:19:34 GMT -6
Thanksgiving day and this is me giving thanks and being grateful.
I am grateful for all of my family who love and care for me. I am grateful that most if not all of them are happy and healthy.
I am grateful for my furry family. They always know how to make me smile.
I am grateful for my friends. Who always know when to listen and always know how to make me laugh. Thank you all...specially the ones I have made here. Madam Phalon in particular. And Kat in his very fetching sequined dress.
And I am grateful that we have enough to be able to have celebrations like we had today. I ate too much as usual.
I am grateful to be alive and able to experience all that life has to offer.
Ok...this is me returning you to your regularly scheduled badass.
Yes, we need a winter thread; I'd love to have a winter thread. Just had the most perfect day full of wintery bliss, and would like to tell you about it.
Gabbin, though, was going to start it, LMAO. She was thinking up some witty title, you know, and these things must be chosen carefully. Just can't throw something out there like, "Stuff you do in Winter", cuz who the heck would read that? No, its gotta be something cleverly disguised so no one knows what it means, because once they get inside no one knows what we're talking about anyway.
And btw...you like? What form...what grace. Did you see the lift I got? And that five-point landing - directly into making snow angels without missing a beat. Know how hard I worked on that move?
Personally - and I may be gloating - I give it a perfect 10.
Siren said when it's apple picking time, it's time to start the autumnal thread.
So here it is.
We went apple picking today. MacIntosh, Golden Supreme and Honey Crisp. Thirty pounds of apples....and I don't bake; they are strictly for eating. Hubs, the more sensible of us, decided we should stop there; the girls and I could have picked all day, finding each apple better - more perfect - than the previous one.
The fall colors have really started to show now - a lot more than just a few days ago. Skiing this morning, the trail was already littered with leaves, fallen like confetti in colors of orange, yellow, red and tan. I like the crunching sound as I roll over them. They got stuck on the tips of my poles so I looked like some strange parks and recreation worker picking up trash with those thrash stabbing sticks.
The general consensus here is that we are going to have a brief fall; it's come on fast and winter weather is being predicted to make an early appearance, cutting autumn short.
I'm hoping not. Gonna enjoy my favorite season while it lasts.
I merged two Autumn threads, and this is the first post in the second thread. "Autumnail Sketches" is the second thread's original title, which was kept in the merge. The first thread was titled as "Falling into Autumn". ~*~ Joxcee ~*~ [/Edit]