Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Autumn Light

Could this be the start of fall? It started raining here yesterday evening, and it’s chucked it down all day today. Overnight our temperatures have plummeted 25 degrees, yesterday it was 90°F, today it’s 65°F. I’m not going to get too excited about it though, as I’m sure there’s still lots more hot weather to come, but hopefully more of the low 80’s rather than 90/100’s.

I am so ready for the fall. I’m sick of the heat, I’m fed up of feeling sweaty, I want to wear a cardi (cardigan/sweater), or even a coat. I want to see the leaves changing color on the trees, and the lovely yellow early morning/evening light. I want to see an end to stinging, biting, and bothersome bugs.

I’m looking forward to the long cold nights, cozying up in front of a blazing log fire with a good book, or some knitting. I’m longing to snuggle under my comforter after pressing the snooze button on the alarm clock. Just 10 more minutes.

I’m fed up of barbecuing and salads. I’m looking forward to homemade soups, casseroles and curries, and the smell of roast meat and Yorkshire pudding filling the house. I’m longing for mashed potatoes and gravy, Halloween candy, and Thanksgiving dinner.

Yes, I’m ready for fall.


Brit' Gal Sarah said...

AMEN to that Brit' sister!

Let me know when the roast is on and we'll pop across the state

Raquel said...

A woman after me own heart!! It has been raining here too, and I love it. I made a chicken stew and served it over nice, fluffy buttermilk biscuits last night. I am ready for hot apple cider! Much love, Raquel XO

pamokc said...

I was about to say "Amen to that" also! Life-long Okie here but I love it when we get a nice long fall. Especially after a stinking hot summer. Pots of chili or stew, Sunday roasts, yummmmmmmm. Come on fall! I love sweater weather!

Gill - That British Woman said...

you took the words right out of my mouth (isn't that a line from a song by Meatloaf?) I am so over summer, so I wonder why we're heading down to Charleston and into the heat in a weeks time!!!!!

Lovely photo.

Gill in Canada

(Actually you have just reminded me to post a great recipe for Cola Beef done in the's the best gravy and roast beef ever!! look for the post around next Monday, I think)

Janet said...

Sarah, you and the hubster are welcome here anytime. Just give me a day or two's notice then I can bottom me corners. ;-)

Raquel, I loved your chicken stew recipe.

Pam, I sometimes think I will never get used to the heat and humidity here.

Gill, enjoy your holiday, even if it will be hotter than hell. I think I will have to book my hols in Alaska! I'll look forward to your recipe.

Denise said...

Now Alaska is always one of the places I have wanted to visit. Such a beautiful photo Janet.

AliBlahBlah said...

We had an early fog 'marine layer' last night that made it chilly here at 6pm for the first time in months. I went through exactly the same range of emotions. Although it's never really cold enough in Southern California for a blazing fire, the idea of putting my flip-flops back in my closet was quite exciting!!

Gorgeous photo btw.