Monday, October 10, 2011

DEAR MOTHER NATURE...

Dear Mother Nature... I do believe it is the month of October...the month which I have longed for...you know the one where we gather pumpkins and gourds...take our sweaters out of storage and anticipate hayrides followed by a mug of hot mulled cider...it is not the month for lemonade...shorts and tee shirts.

October...the month were we don hiking boots and enjoy early morning walks...finding the trail now covered with a bed of newly fallen leaves...it is not the month for flip flops...October... where vibrant hardy Mums fill greenhouses...


soon finding their way into yards everywhere...October...is the month for bittersweet...and cornstalks...chestnuts and acorns...stacking fire wood...it is not the month for air conditioning and suntan lotion...

So...Mother Nature if you would please send the October that I have been longing for...Thank you...Julie of Dog Trot Farm...

21 comments:

acorn hollow said...

ps Dear Mother nature I can wait for October:)
Cathy

Jemm said...

This is a crazy fall isn't it? We were finally in the 70's today after being in the 80's for a week. We got some rain today after 21 days of nothing. Soon we'll be shivering in our boots ;)

Farm Girl said...

haha, I am sure she will read this and send fall asap. :) I had no idea you were having a heatwave.

Flat Creek Farm said...

Same here! What wonderful pictures. Love the bittersweet :) Which reminds me, I haven't stolen any yet! -Tammy

jennifer768 said...

LOL! Loved this post! Beautiful pics my friend. I hope that you have the Fall you are dreaming of soon.We had 80's today and supposed to be in the 60's tomorrow. Have a great week!Hugs,Jen

Julia said...

Well put Julie, We are having a heat wave here at the moment. We had frost a few days ago and yesterday we broke a record heat temperature.

All together now. MOTHER NATURE PLEASE SEND US THE OLD OCTOBER WE USED TO KNOW, PRETTY PLEASE...

JB

Kim said...

Hahaha, I'm with you, I want October weather. I put all the summer clothes away today, except for the t shirt and capri's I was wearing :)

Mary said...

I had to laugh, I've been singing the same tune. I want to wear warm socks and bake an apple pie. Still wearing shorts and slapping at flies and mosquitoes on my way out to the barn in the morning. The poor horses are sweating in their winter coats.Fall has to come soon, doesn't it?

Jacque. said...

I am rather enjoying the summer weather. Sorry.

Cindy Caudle said...

We went from summer to winter in one day. We had 2 inches of snow last Friday. I would like the October you described and not the one we have now.

Pondside said...

I spoke to my son in Ontario today and it was hot, hot, hot in Kingston too. Out here on the west coast is was cold and rainy - some things don't change! I'm glad we went out driving on the one sunny day.

annie said...

October is a golden month! Like you, I love it too!

Denise said...

With weather like this I can really enjoy getting ready for what is to come......

Ginny said...

Hi Julie, thanks for your well wishes. I had on capris and flip flops yesterday, hit 81 here in PA!! Enjoy your day.

Tina Eudora said...

Amen Julie, I love the Fall also and so far we have had a very beautiful and unseasonably warm Autumn here! I am not complaining one little bit after all the darned rain we had for months.
Finally now it is all coming together perfectly and there is joy in my valley!
Have a wonderful Fall day Julie!
Tina xo

Rowan said...

WE've been having the same kind of October here until the weekend since when it has become cooler and never stopped raining. It was also the weekend when I had my entire family here including four small grandchildren aged 5, 4, 3, and 2 - I could have used a couple of dry, sunny days!
Your description of the perfect October and the photos that go with it is inspiring, it's my favourite time of year anyway but reading that made it even more so,

The Barn Door said...

What beautiful pictures. I do miss a gorgeous fall day. It's just not fallish here in Arizona, even tho I put out a wreath and pumpkin. :-(

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures, Julie. A bit cooler today and the fall colors are on full display down here.....loving it! We haven't had to have the heat on, but I think that is about to change. Enjoy all of the sights, smells and tastes of fall.........
Cindy in ME

Leslie said...

Your photos are beautiful! I think it will be a while longer before mother nature gives us the October I long for but I will welcome it when she is ready to give it to us.

Pamela@ Our Pioneer Homestead said...

Love the multi colored pumpkin stack!

Larkrise garden girl said...

Beautiful pictures! Were going to have a heat wave the next couple days!!! I want cold weather. Lol Cheri