Tuesday, October 13, 2009


It's not hard to notice that winter will be upon us very soon. So soon, in fact, that we put up our Christmas lights tonight. Ahem, um, MIKE put up the Christmas lights. Sorry.

We (okay, MIKE) doesn't like to keep them up all year long, BUT he also doesn't want to fall off the roof after the first ice storm. Soo....he opts for mid October while it's just cold enough to'feel' it, but not cold enough to get frostbite.

Once I am past the fact that it won't be summer again for quite a few months (okay, will it ever be summer again????) , I'm resigned to the knowledge that autumn, in Canada, is a BEAUTIFUL time of year. (as I'm sure it is in other parts of the world as well.)

Not only does it look beautiful, but it smells beautiful as well.

What does beautiful smell like?

Crisp. Clean. Fresh. Spicy. Warm. Cozy. Colourful.

Can one actually smell all those things?

I think I can.

Hannah & I took a walk yesterday to collect some leaves for the house.
If you overlook the roads & the wreckers lot,
you will find that we live in a gorgeous neighbourhood.

It is Colourful. Fresh. Crisp. Spicy. Clean. Warm. Cozy.
It smells so good.

We are blessed by the beauty.

Of our neigbourhood.

And by those that surround us.


Holly said...

YOur children are ADORABLE!!!!


redeemed diva said...

I soooo miss fall in that part of Ontario. Crunch,crunch,crunch and colour. thanks for the reminder

Megan said...

fall IS great, isn't it? looks like you're having a great time! it's been unseasonably cold here, so it's been a very unwelcome rush into "winter"...though it doesn't actually start until the end of december...what's that about??? :)


Amanda said...

mmm i love it!
when i was back home about a month i had a day of everything fall. the greatest part was walking to starbucks to get a pumpkin spice latte with the leaves crunching under my boots :)

SHARI said...

colourful leaves... and faces too!

Tammy said...

I love the smell of a wood stove being stoked up!!!! That is about it for fall. Unfortunately winter is just around the corner. But I am sure we can find some good in that too.......oh ya, winter vacation!!!!! Wahoo!!!!!!!