Wednesday, October 19, 2011

another rainy day

Today looked like this outside.


But that was alright, because I had all of this inside.




Most of the time I find myself busy or working on days like these, when all I want to do is settle down with a good movie and a cup of tea, but this afternoon I was able to do just that. Lazy days are nice.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

daily food


Sometimes simple is best. Breakfast this morning was toast with almond butter and homemade ginger-peach jam. I sprinkled chia seeds over the top because they're supposed to be some kind of miracle food or something....

Monday, October 10, 2011

the return of summer


Over the weekend the weather shifted from cool back to summer heat! Today we decided to take full advantage of this last taste of warm weather by going to the beach. I half expected things to be cooler by the shore, but the sun and sand were hot and it felt almost like August except for the changing leaves. The water on the other hand seemed to know exactly what month we were in. It was quite brisk, but I was determined to get one last swim in and, once my body adjusted, it felt surprisingly good to splash around in the cold... especially knowing I could run back to my warm towel and take a nap in the sun.






Wednesday, October 5, 2011

color riot

I've been having fun with fabric dyes again.

Monday, October 3, 2011

monday music: caesars

Well, now it's October. While the weather is still pretty mild, there's a definite chill in the air and the night seems to creep in earlier each day. I was pretty resistant to this happening but I think I'm finally starting to remember all the wonderful things fall has to offer. I've been snacking on crisp apples, going on hikes and looking up root vegetable recipes. So fall is okay, I guess. As long as we don't talk about winter yet.

Fall is such a terribly nostalgic time for me. I think of the summer that's past, but also of all the autumns that went before. I have memories of very distinct moments in this season. This song by the Caesars has always captured my feelings about this time of year very well. Partially because of the lyrics ("Like September's coming on, summer won't be back for long."), and partially because I feel the music itself captures this season very well. When I listen I can't help but think of cold coming with dusk, changing leaves and so many other little signs that mean it's truly autumn.