Maera got to see her first snowfall last weekend, which came before the leaves started to fall, (Luckily for us, even if it snowed enough to give us about an inch, it all melted within hours.)
Windows are closed, and cats are a little more interested in hanging out on top of the radiator covers these days... they are actually putting off heat, after all.
I do always mourn the loss of summer and its green growing things, but I have to admit, it is a cozy feeling as we close up the house and start preparing for winter. Very homey. I've been cooking a lot of comfort foods (which is in a way unfortunate, as I am TRYING to lose weight for a trip to Jamaica in a few months.) And I'm inside more often, which means that I get to enjoy the company of the cats more often. And we've finally hit that "golden" stretch of fall where there is blue sky and bright sunshine that seems to make the colors on the trees glow almost like fire.
Oh, and Patches is back. Just for a couple of days while my mother-in-law is away at a conference.
So enjoy a collection of my fall photos:
|First, some fall color.|
|The first thing that Patches did upon his return was to prove his dominance over the dogs.|
|Why did no one TELL us that this is a throne?|
|Mitchell finds the sweet spot: warm towels stacked on top of warm radiator.|
|My 65 lb lap-dog.|
|Jeff's rather shameless 65 lb lap-dog.|
|Argos and Maera model their winter coats on a cold day|
|And Annie steals Charlotte's basket.|