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The Last Vestiges of Fall

November 18, 2009

The further into November we get, the more excited I get about December, about Christmas, about parties with friends, about going home to visit family and more friends, about snow…. yes, even snow!

But at the same time part of me is trying to hold on to fall for a while longer and not let winter come. Where I grew up, fall was more of a blip on the radar if anything. You might get one or two nice fall weekends with that perfect sunny fall weather, but more than likely you got snow in September which continued on and off again until about mid October when it finally stuck. Fall was such a brief thing that you only really got a short taste of it, enough to love it, but not enough for it to cling to you.  Where I am now, in this temperate rainforest, fall, lasts. And not just fall, but the PERFECT fall. Leaves, colours, warmer days but still with a bit of a nip to them. The perfect kind of days to sit on a cafe patio and sip a mug of hot chocolate. These perfect days last from September and well past October. Beginning of November still feels like fall, but by mid november, while the temperatures don’t drop that much and there isn’t any snow, the rain has come to stay. The dark dreaded rain that covers everything in a sheet of eternal grey. Grey sky, grey sidewalks, grey buildings, even the evergreens look more like evergreys.

Today is one of those grey days, which leaves me dreaming of Christmas and lights and cookies and cozy things.

So, in honor of cozy, here are some cozy links for you!


A delicious apple cider recipe from A Field Journal’s Apple Week.

The most delightful blog I’ve discovered recently written by a very talented lady who lives on a farm in Vermont with her sled dogs. – Cold Antler Farm. Read it, so delightful!

A laugh-inducing dada-inspired calendar from Nichole at littlebrownpen.

A bubble-popping calendar from Urban Outfitters.

A new snazzy way to enjoy hot chocolate – on a stick! from Giver’s Log

A Heartwarming Snowy wedding from One Love Photo.


(Don’t astrix’s look like snowflakes!)

I hope all of you are having a good Wednesday. 🙂

(PS. Still working on my NaNoWriMo novel… it’s going very slow. I don’t think I’ll reach the goal of 50,000 words by the end of November, but I will reach my goal of finishing a piece of writing. I won’t quit now!)

One Comment leave one →
  1. youngromantic permalink
    November 18, 2009 2:23 pm

    I think I want to live on Cold Antler Farm

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