A confession...


OK, I am going to come right out and say it: I don't like fall.  Or even autumn.  Yes, I know, the colours are incredible, the air is crisp, yada yada yada.  The thing is, I really like summer.  The windows open, the sound of cicadas, the feel of grass under bare feet, simple loose clothes - this is my happy place.  The fall means the end of all that, and worse, the onset of winter (cue gloomy music). Everything is dying.  There is the smell of decay in the air.  And I really don't like the colour burgundy.  Or MUMS AND CABBAGE PLANTERS.

PHEW.  I feel better getting that off my chest - liberated even.

However, I have been told that this opinion is a 'downer' (perhaps it was the reference to death and decay...) and I have obligingly tried to find the magic in the season.  I even took pictures - see?  A lovely walk in the ravine, a trip to Downy's Farm with Cam's school, playing with baby snakes... all good autumnal times.  Let's call it my Instagram Ode to Autumn.
 (Cam seems determined to put up with it all as well in that last photo.  And the other one?  Must be his father's genes.)
I do love a visit with Baba, winter, spring, summer or fall.  And family photos of all four of us are so rare I am happy with that one too.  And, um,  yellow is really pretty... sort of like the sunshine on a warm summer's day... 

I really am doing my best here people.

12 comments:

  1. haahha!! funny post. i missed downey's this year...too busy with work. great family photo!

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    1. Thanks! I do like the family phot - I have to start printing out my Instagram shots!

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  2. light a fire, bake some cookies and snuggle....

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  3. you guys are so cute!! I half agree with yuo....because I also looooovvveeee summer, windows open, daylight, all that jazz. But...I do like baking and comfort food...which is my favourite part of fall. If we could skip winter all together I would probably like fall more.

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    1. HAHA - I think you've got the solution! I must say, now that we are really into fall I am getting better with it - I think it is those 'teaser' indian summer days where everyone says "this might be our last nice day of the year!" UGH. Kills me.

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  4. This is a mind blower!!!

    You must have LOOOVED today?!


    I like summer...a lot...but fall is my favorite...or late summer/early fall...or just days like today because zero humidity...you can wear jeans and you don't get all hot, and no bugs.


    Winter is a drag though, I will give you that!

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    1. Well, those are good points. I guess I am thinking of the "perfect" summer in my mind - not a typical Toronto summer. :)

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  5. Grace_senseandsimplicityOctober 26, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    Well I think I have a love-hate relationship with fall, because I agree totally with everything you said, yet I'm always suckered into loving the fall colours and baking and fresh apples. How can you not love fresh apples!

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    1. I do indeed love the fresh apples. And mulled cider. LOVE me some mulled cider! I guess I'm coming around...

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  6. I totally understand. Although I do love fall, I really don't love the thought of winter being right around the corner. Love that your kid's have a Baba. I had a Baba once myself.

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    1. Baba's are the best, aren't they? Definitely different than a Granny - luckily my guys get both! Thanks for the comment Keira!

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