And just like that, we turned the page on summer and greeted autumn. I've felt it everywhere: my grama and I both felt called to get going on house projects this week, some biorhythm prompting us to prepare to hibernate. I wore socks a few times. We have cooked and baked recipes that fill the house with warmth and cinnamon. Today, it is raining, so I put my feet up on the couch beside an open window, covered myself in a blanket, opened my book and sipped Ovaltine from a heavy pottery mug. This is how I welcome fall.
|Bonfire: the official scent of autumn|
|The twins were disappointed not to be attending school this year.|
I have plans to tear up and prune back the garden for another dormant season. We are preparing our home for much-anticipated guests and the coming winter. Wood has been chopped, walls have been painted, candles are lit and the quilts are out again. Comfort, in our food, home and souls.