Canadian Autumn Vignette 1 - watercolour

Canadian Autumn Vignette 1

To do before the snow flies:

– try Mom’s recipe of tomato and apple pie (done)

– collect fallen leaves to paint (done)

– press colourful leaves for next year (to do)

– invite family and friends for a dinner party (done)

– begin a knitting project (done)

– empty garden: freeze kale (almost done), boil beets (half done), pick sage and rosemary and make a rub (to do)

– buy sugar pumpkins, cook, freeze pumpkin flesh for muffins for Zack (not done)

The early days of fall are days filled with activities that signal the end of one season and the beginning of shorter days leading towards winter.

It feels a bit like a race against time: will everything get done in time?

We can be lulled by the warmth of the sun into believing that summer will last a little longer but then we would be deceived.

Once all chores have been done, then it is time already to get ready for Christmas.  Yes, Canadians do think of Christmas in October.  It is the best time to get all those outdoor lights strung along the roof before the weather turns cold.

Fall is definitely a busy season but I love the changing seasons and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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