Friday, September 17, 2010

Fall is in the air...

The state fair has come and gone, the pools have closed, the air has cooled, and the leaves are starting to change... plenty of warning signs, but fall seems to sneak up on me every year. Fall used to be my favorite time of year. I grew up in Indiana were fall meant a break from summer's heat and humidity. The weather would stay warm well into October, so we could still leave our jackets at home while we crunched through the leaves at the many fall festivals - including the Covered Bridge Festival. (My favorite reason to be homesick!)

We have some nice weather here too in the fall, but it's cooler and seems to be evenly split with cold rainy weather. There have been several years where the fall leaves broke into color and then were stolen by the rain before we could enjoy them. I'm holding on to hope for as many sunny days as we can get! (We do make up for the lack of warm fall days by having wonderfully cool days in the summer!)
Last year during a break in the rain we headed out to find pumpkins and decided to try out a corn field maze. Our goal was to wander through the maze to find the dinosaour signs matching each of the dinosaurs on our sheet of paper. The twins had an absolute ball, slipping and sliding around in the mud and screaming with excitement when they found a dinosaur. Luckily, we were smart enough to have the sling with us for doodle #3 as the stroller would likely still be stuck somewhere in that field!

Fall is my favorite time of year for crafting. I don't know whether it's the cooler weather, the warm inviting colors, or simply habit that puts the need to craft into hyper-drive. I'm sure I don't need any more projects on my to-do list, but I'll still be checking in for the Fall-O-Ween Blog Hop over at Gudrun's World.

I love to see what others create and then enjoy the ideas that pop up in my head as a result. Few of my ideas even make it to paper, but the process sure is fun!

1 comment:

West Michigan Quilter said...

Your picture of the covered bridge brought back memories. I lived near a one lane covered bridge where I grew up in Indiana. I was so disappointed when I returned home for a visit and found it gone. Thanks for the post.