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Remembering Autumn Weather.....

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Good Morning & Happy Thursday.......
Here in Southern California, we have been having crazy hot weather, with temperatures in the 100's....Now today & for the immediate future, the temps. will be only in the mid-eighties, but with very high humidity?....
Now I know that in California we cannot expect the Autumn weather that many other parts of the country enjoy......& in reality we can't do much about it anyway....
However a girl can certainly dream, right?
Growing up in Washington State, Spokane to be exact....I remember those crisp September mornings, that required a little sweater,.... while walking to school or years later waiting for the school bus.
I remember how the afternoons would indeed become warm, but then quickly cool.
I remember how exciting it was for the early days of Fall to turn into the chilly ones of October & November....with trees turning & leaves falling.
I remember beginning the school year in dark cotton dresses & anklets, but graduating quickly into wool-y jumpers, tights & cozy jackets.
I remember loving the changes in the weather, finding it all very exciting!
Our family now has been living in California for many years, so you'd think I would be used to our "Fall", ....but no. Each year I go through a couple-three weeks of feeling sorry for not living in a cooler climate.
However, I do eventually come out of it, realizing that "Autumn" can also be a "state of mind", ...... I shake off my sadness, adopt a better attitude & begin to notice the subtle changes that we do experience. Fall weather does come to Southern California,...you just have to look a bit harder & be keen to all the little seasonal differences.

So today, still warm in temperature, my day will include the purchasing of a few "mums" for the front porch....adding a few" tiny pumpkins" to my kitchen hutch & the lighting of "candles" in various spicy scents.
And if I'm not mistaken.....I believe I do see a few trees with slightly golden leaves?

So in conclusion....It is reassuring to know that Autumn arrives in one form or another at all our homes.....You just need to be patient & keep a watchful eye.

Wishing you a lovely Fall day!
heidi
xo

4 comments:

Kelly September 30, 2010 at 8:33 AM  

Wonderful story of your childhood memories. I too long for fall, moreso because I live in Florida, which is alot like SoCa, temperature-wise.
I'm right there with you girly, day-dreaming, wishing, and longing for crisp Autumn days... :D

Sherri September 30, 2010 at 11:59 AM  

I lived up North until 6 yrs. ago and I sometimes miss the really cool, sharp days of Autumn. I quickly get over not living in the North in Fall when they start having their terrible cold and snowy weather in the late Fall! Every situation has a silver lining! Enjoy your mums and spicy candles. I put mine out over this past weekend! Enjoy!

Heather F. September 30, 2010 at 1:10 PM  

We are going to be at Disneyland in 3 weeks. Tell me it's going to be delightful. Please!!

Phyllis October 3, 2010 at 3:59 AM  

Hello,
I just read your post on small blogs, and couldn't agree more with you.

While I don't follow any blog, I have tons bookmarked and visit when I can. Yours is a lovely blog and while I don't comment, check in on you from time to time to see what you're up to and for some inspiration. :)

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