A is for Autumn

Back in April I saw somewhere on the blogosphere an “alphabet” challenge.  Basically folks blogged a topic for each letter of the alphabet, Monday-Saturday, through the month of April.  I thought it sounded interesting.

I’ve recently felt a bit lackluster about blogging and so I thought I’d try this alphabet challenge through the month of September.  So as long as the babies aren’t sick and the computer stays alive I should be blogging most of the week.  I also decided that I would make this a very positive blog experience; the each letter of the alphabet will reflect something I like.  This means no P is for Palin or F is for flooded library or J is for Justin Beiber.

Let’s get started.

A is for Autumn

Autumn is my favorite time of year with Winter as a close second.  Autumn is a strange bird in Georgia; it may come early, or late, and — sometimes — not at all.  Today is September first which in my brain signals the start of Fall.  The temperature may be up in the 80’s, but things feel more autumnal.  This morning I woke up and looked out my window.  A grey day, drizzle, strewn leaves, and a quick crisp breeze jingling wind chimes.  Yup… Autumn is certainly on her way to Georgia.

But why do I love Autumn so?  Well, I present to you my top reasons for loving Autumn:

Weather:  I hate hate hate summer.  It is so blasted hot and humid.  I love the cooler temperatures that allows me to…
…Wear cardigans:  it may be because I’m a library girl, but I adore a cardigan especially when paired with textured tights, a skirt, and something I’ve made with…
Yarn:  Yes, I knit and crochet year round.  But being indoors on an early evening with a cat curled up beside me and a pile of yarn to work with is delightful.  It is one of my favorite quiet evening pursuits along with…
…Reading:  Of course I read everyday, but Autumn reading is something different.  Out come the thick classics, ghoulish short story collections, and frightening books.  On the weekends I find myself with a large stack of books and an equally large mug of …
…Something hot to drink.  Pumpkin spice lattes, pots of Earl Grey, warm milk, or a peppery chai accompany me on my reading binges.  The cooler weather begs for the warmth of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves.  The spices also show up in my …
…Baking:  maple scones, pumpkin bread, ginger infused cakes, or just plain loaves of home made bread turned to cinnamon toast scent my kitchen with the essence of autumn.  Of course all of this baking means more…
…Walking: Walking for exercise and pleasure.  This summer it has been too hot to take Atticus on long walks.  Now I envision donning him in tiny nerd cardigans and taking him on long walks to look at Autumn leaves.  Autumn leaves have the most amazing…
…Colors:  orange, brown, rust, yellow, and deep purples scattered with hints of green make up my autumn palette.  Gone are the garish, bright colors of summer and in with the warm, comforting colors of Autumn.

Helloooooo, Autumn!



  1. This was a great post, I too love Autumn the best. I particularly like the way you weaved all your favorite things about Autumn together, a truly lovely piece of writing. Thanks for reminding me of what’s ahead today as a grouse about the present!

  2. I agree with everything you say. Sadly, autumn is as of yet nowhere in site. Forecast is over 100 for the next few days at least. The only sign that something’s changing is a possibility in a week or so for lows in the mid-70s rather than the upper 70s/low 80s. Sigh. I have got to get out of Texas!

    Love the nerd cardigan thing. 😀

  3. Normally, I don’t hate summer, but all of the 100+ degree heat is making me rethink that opinion… I love your reasons for loving autumn, though, and agree with them all. You will have to post a picture of Atticus in his nerdy cardigan for us – I’m sure he will be adorable!
    Thanks for giving us something to smile about today!

  4. Love, Love, Love Summer!!!!!! Autumn is good while it lasts, but it reminds one that the season of death is close upon its heels. I am always cold during the winter. However many garments I don, the chill down deep in my bones remains.

    I appreciate your website, but do not appreciate the use of the “F” word.

    1. Thanks for visiting my blog, Charlotte. I use the f word a fucking lot. I, unlike yourself, appreciate the word fuck and its ability to be used as almost every part of speech. If you don’t like it then, well, you don’t have to read it. Have a great fucking weekend!

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