Sunday, September 30, 2012

how I know it's autumn

I baked gingerbread. Wore flannel. Watched football. 
Thought about building a fire. Contemplated winter reading.  


Decided I cannot live without warm red cabinets in the new kitchen.

How do you know it's autumn?

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  1. Bright,cold crisp sunny mornings, walking through the little park kicking up the leaves! Then coming home to a nice warming cuppa and some home made cake and a bit of knitting or crochet thrown in for me!

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  2. Now that I live in Taiwan, I only know it through blogs like yours. The stony book is lovely; the red cabinet looks nice, although I think that as a rule light colors in kitchens wear the best and look the cleanest.
    --Road to Parnassus

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    1. I should have included a caveat for those who are not enjoying autumn!
      If I go with red I will mix it with cream. I really want a warm rustic look for that kitchen.

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    2. Oh, no! I didn't realize that my first sentence could have a second meaning. Rest assured, I absolutely love Fall, and it is one of the things I miss most after leaving Ohio. I love the cool weather, the apple trees and farm stands, and of course the changing leaves--Ohio has lots of maples and just enough hills to give a few vistas, so the fall colors are fantastic.

      What I meant was that now that I cannot be there in person, I am counting on your beautiful nature photographs to let me enjoy the season vicariously.
      --Road to Parnassus

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    3. You were perfectly clear! I meant that I should have referred to the fact that not everyone is experiencing autumn at the same time I am.

      I love the fresh apples of autumn. I always forget how good they are!

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  3. Hello Jen:
    Colours in the kitchen......we are definitely not the people to ask about this a we always try to have the largest distance possible between us and this particular room in the apartment!

    We know it is Autumn in Budapest when the outdoor café terraces disappear....that is so sad.....but they are still with us at the moment!!!

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    1. Enjoy those last days in the cafes! Wish I could join you for a coffee and people-watching,

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  4. Nice! Since you asked...Fall is the best time to visit NM in my opinion! We got back home from our travels and couldn't wait to get in the hills. It's no doubt gorgeous in your neck of the woods!

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    1. I hope you will post some autumn in NM pictures!

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  5. It's not 110 degrees today nor will it be tomorrow. :)

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  6. Days are getting shorter, leaves are turning golden, falling off, mist in the morning, damp and that sun trying to warm but definitely not being successful anymore... Lovely post! Christa

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    1. I hate that the days are getting shorter.

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  7. red cabinets!! that is a really nice red. we went to Lincoln to see Opal and the sun burst out on all those sugar maples.. so pretty. so Fall.

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    1. I'm staring to need Opal posts from you, like kittens with Jane.

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  8. Your photo is evocative! It will take a little time to be able to see such scenery here. Your days seem to be fulfilled as usual, Jen.

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    1. The changing leaves make it easy to take an evocative picture. They bring out the poet in the most prosaic people.

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  9. I've read that too much red in a room raises the passions (usually irritability) - would it affect your cooking? Or inspire you to attain great heights in epicurean delights?

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    1. Or would I end up cooking a lot of hot spicy Mexican and Indian food?

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  10. I'm always miserably cold between getting up and having my first sip of coffee in the morning ...

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  11. Like you I do bake ( much more than during summer...) I read more. And I already use woolen clothes!!! Building a fire is also one thing. - I also blog more often now ;)

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  12. I'm wearing a long sleeve tshirt and vacuuming up much less animal hair that usual. And as we walk the dog the neighborhood is filled with screams from people watching football!

    xo J.



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    1. I heard the RGIII chants in New England!

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  13. Those yellow leaves look beautiful in the water Jen. When I leave for work in the morning it's dark and cold again. I started wearing trousers and my wintercoat. In the supermarket the first St Nicolas treats are already for sale!!! So early this year!

    Happy new week!

    madelief x

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    1. It gets earlier every year. So annoying!

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  14. Orange everywhere and halfway ripened tomatoes. And the bad part...it's so dark in the morning.

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    1. Pretty first sentence--I love the way autumn brings out the poet in all.
      I too hate the darkness, on both ends of the day.

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  15. Ooh! That color on your cabinets will be so cozy and warm. I love it! We are picking our pumpkins, winter squash and gourds, preserving and freezing extra garden produce, went on the first of two annual autumn camping trips, and are ready to attend the area fall art tour. It's my favorite season and I am having so much fun!

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    1. How great that you take autumn camping trips!

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  16. Oh! Soapstone counters & red cabinets! Can't wait to see the finished kitchen! Gingerbread, flannel & fires...doesn't get any better!

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    1. Just thrown in a good book or football game. :)

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  17. The peanut fields have turned from leafy green rows to furrows of plowed plants with nubby peanuts hanging from their dying stems. The peanut wagons wobble down the highway filled to overflowing after the combine completes its work. The cotton bolls are opening and soon those mechanical monsters will be creeping down the rows picking those lovely white fluffs. Charming round bales of hay litter fields all around. I especially love the sight of these harvested fields early on a foggy morning! Your red cabinets will be stunning... I will live vicariously through you... I wanted to do this in my kitchen but was just not brave enough! Many photos, please!! Enjoy the autumn days.. wherever you are!

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    1. Peanut fields and cotton bolls--that sounds amazing--a completely different landscape than we have in the NE. I hope you will post about it one day. Your description is beautiful.

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  18. Um...because it was 100 degrees here yesterday? California works backwards!

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    1. Holy cow! Aren't you in Marin County? I thought it didn't get so hot there after summer.

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  19. Mackerel sky, golden rice paddies, flowers, shining silver pampas grasses, red dragonflies, chestnuts out of burs burst open, harvest moon...what a lovely season! Autumn is beginning to enfold here too.
    I like the header picture!

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    1. Cosmos--that is beautiful, like a poem!

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