everyone is blogging and facebooking about their awesome fall activities. i keep trying to ignore it but it is everywhere.
when i realized i'm actually not opening up my friends' blogs because they have something autumnal in the title, i had to take a minute to assess what was going on with me.
fall has always been my favourite season. i love the vivid reds and oranges of the leaves with an adoration bordering on the psychotic. i adore making warm soups (pumpkin! butternut squash!) and soft breads, fragrant pies and carmel sauce. i love the smell of woodsmoke and the sight of pretty scarves and warm sweaters. i love autumn.
(see? i really love autumn.)
so why the sour apples? what's up with me this year?
i think i'm homesick. :S i miss the blue sky and sea of nova scotia in october. i miss popping out to see my sister selling cupcakes at the farmers' market. i miss my nephew & nieces' excitement about their hallowe'en costumes. (i even miss my dad making sure we all have something with hunter's orange on us in case we go too close to the woods.) i miss the long, lovely autumn of the east coast.
p, in my beautiful nova scotia, nov. 2009
i need someone to kick me in the pants and help me see all of the awesome fall things here in thunder bay, before the snow sets in and i die. seriously.
maybe i'll throw an autumn party.