I enjoyed your post, Barbara. I think there can be something positive to be found in every season. The idea of snuggling up to a fire and reading a book in the winter is very appealing. Here in South Florida we really don't have seasons per se so I enjoy the pretty pictures I see of leaves turning colors, etc.
A Day In The Life … Autumn Sunday
This morning we went for a walk on Bruderholz near Basel. Only one dog, no Chica. These are the times when I miss her very much.
It was rather cold and slightly foggy, the light added a mysterious quality to the few pictures I took this morning.
The empty fields: everything has been harvested
I feel that this is both a sad and a happy moment: gone are the long summer days and short nights, whereas before the wheat fields with their gently swaying fruit added colour to the landscape there are empty fields awaiting new seeds to be planted.
My favourite farmhouse in the background
I dread the arrival of short days and long nights, the lack of light, the cold temperatures and the rain and snow which drive you away from being outside.
But I am happy and grateful for the long (albeit late) summer, the bounty of berries and other fruit, most of it eaten and some of it preserved for the coming days.
European spindle tree and interesting cloud formations
A friend told me today that there is always something good when I was complaining about the grey day and calling it depressive.
Maybe I should start to look for the good in the cold seasons: reading a book in front of the fire (I do not have a fireplace), enjoying wearing sweaters and cardigans (the moths have eaten them), cooking for hours without sweating (this is true) or go skiing.
I think I will migrate to a warmer climate. Any suggestions?
Day #29 The cycles of nature teach me that what goes will come back again.
What do you like about the cold seasons?
Are there any special activities you pursue in winter?
Autumn and Winter - shorter days, darker nights - can be both the most depressing and most amazing times of year. Think of the cold, bright, crisp days where the cold air almost warms your soul, or the vats of slow cooked chutneys, stews and warming 'hibernatory' foods. And think of Chica and how much she enjoyed those days and will be willing you to continue to see the beauty in these seasons that she did. x
Well my friend, I would say come to Canada, but you would need many, many sweaters here! And boots...and snowshoes;) We finally finished staining the exterior of the house (just posted some photos on fb), and the weather cooperated wonderfully. Although we've not yet hit the peak of Autumn colours, the leaves are turning, the sun is shining, and the house is done! Cheers! Kaarina
@robindavidman Hi Robin, I am happy that you enjoyed my post, thank you so much, and I know what you mean: we always crave what we do not have and do not appreciate what we have! I would not mind living in South Florida and not having seasons but in the long run I might wish for turning colours and a winter day with snow and sunshine, who know!
@Lucylastica2 Ah, Lucy, you have me going again! Chica did indeed enjoy colder temperatures and was at her best (or worst when I think of the muddy pools of water!). And my stomach craves pasta right now with a rich sugo bolognese.
I enjoyed reading about your beautician appointment! Have a wonderful autumny week!
@KDillabough Wow, I am impressed with all that you have done in the last weeks, you deserve a celebratory dinner! I take it this is an invitation to come and visit you?? May I come in summer as I am without any warm clothes and as you know I much prefer warmer temps!
I will go over to fb to admire your photos ... see you there!
@Late_Bloomers You are welcome any time my friend!