Thursday, September 11, 2008

September

We've been in the South Cariboo nearly three years (already!), and after watching the seasons move several times through their cycle, I am declaring September to be my very favourite month of the year.

I love the cool crisp mornings (we've had frosts nearly every morning for the past two weeks), and I love seeing the subtle changes in the foliage each day. I like that the mosquitoes are gone, and that I can comfortably work outside with a sweatshirt or hoodie on. I like the fall chores...filling the woodshed, cutting kindling, planting the garlic, putting in bulbs, bringing in root vegetable from the garden, and burning branches and roots and that never-ending logging debris. I like knowing that there's enough hay in the hayshed to last until next August. I look forward to getting out my favourite sweaters. Tonight I'll roast my first pan of exclusively home grown root vegetables...potatoes, carrots, onions, parsnips, turnips, rutabagas, and beets...drizzled with olive oil, and flavoured with rosemary.

A few photos from a beautiful September day...

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Rudy.

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Aspens beginning to turn to gold.

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Buck shaking things up.

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Rupert

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Fireweed

5 comments:

Cicero Sings said...

Fall IS wonderful ... if only the days were longer! Lovely the bugs are gone. We were to Ruth Lake today ... our first time kayaking on this lake. We especially loved the "undeveloped" end. All was so quiet and peaceful today ... only one other kayak on the lake and later when we were disassembling, two men took a canoe out. We saw a lot of motor boats tied up at all of the homes/cabins so I'm sure it is not always that quiet.

I sure love the home grown root veggies ... mmm, the taste ... so sweet ... so good.

Vic Grace said...

I have to agree I prefer fall to summer, no bugs. The leaves are turning golden now and my mountain ash is really beautiful.

Jean said...

In fall, I love fall best. In spring, I love spring best. It's the summer heat and the winter snows I could live without. At least down south we don't get the spring and summer bugs that you get - at least, not usually.

Like you, I love watching how the grasses and trees change daily - each morning brings new surprises, changing landscapes.

Amy said...

September is my very favourite month here too :)

Anonymous said...

I think its time for an October blog. RinV