One More Day...

The autumnal equinox is in the vicinity, and from the corner of my eye, I'm getting the vaguest impression of long, wild strands of russet hair blowing in the wind (which has been rather brisk these last two days, I must admit). Additionally, I think I just glimpsed a pair of amber eyes quietly peering around the corner. It was slightly unsettling, but I understand that Autumn is waiting for her allotted time before making a full appearance. It makes the humans feel more comfortable when everything is properly scheduled.

The other flora and fauna...well...they already know about her majesty's arrival, and they're doing all that they can to tidy up their homes and stock their pantries with food for the festivities. The leaves (foppish little things that they are) are beginning to dress themselves in their most colourful finery, and the royal detractors among them have sadly plummeted to their deaths littering the landscape with their brittle corpses. It's a pity, really. Her majesty is a much more benevolent ruler than Lord Winter.

Me? I'm a royalist at heart, and like the critters of the forest, I'm beginning to prepare my home for the coming of Autumn. I made a big pot of pea soup, an Indian recipe with lots of coriander and cumin and heavy cream. There are apples to be made into apple crisp, and there have been many pots of warm red-tea or coffee.

I've also been window shopping for warmer clothes and a pair of new boots but without much success... Parting with my sandals is the most difficult part of welcoming Autumn. Everything else comes absolutely naturally to me. She's such a beautiful entity, and this year, she'll be arriving with a gift. My soul sister in California is due to have her baby on November 11th, and I'm beyond excited. I've never wanted any children of my own, but I'm exhilarated by my friend's pregnancy. I get to play the role of aunt, which will be loads of fun. :)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Summer still reigns supreme here.


moif

Jaime said...

Your appreciation for seasons change is something I can very much empathize with. Even though it feels like summer to most other people here, I can sense autumn everywhere now. The change I notice the most is how the color of daylight changes. It seems to be much more yellow and the blue sky always seems more saturated.

Apple crisp sounds delicious right about now. It's the time of year for all things flavored cinnamon. I love this time of year.

Cyan said...

Summer still reigns supreme here.

Summer is a formidable opponent. ;)

...and the blue sky always seems more saturated.

Bottomless blue skies... It's definitely a sign that it's time for yummy cinnamon flavoured treats. I particularly like cinammon tea, but I'll take it in just about anything. Mmmm...

Anonymous said...

Here's a thought.

Can you send me the html code for the catagory function? If possible I'd like to see if it fits into my template without changing to beta

moif....

Cyan said...

I'm not sure where to look for the code for that.

The section where you input your post has a lot of different options in Beta. You input the category on the post and then it somehow talks to the category component in the sidebar when you hit submit.

Where do you think I would find it? I'd be happy to give you the HTML code for one of my posts that have been categorized to see if it has anything.

Anonymous said...

Ah, never mind. I thought it was some thing you could add like the site meter.

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Anonymous said...

My friend Alison is set for Nov 15th. My birthday.

=)


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Cyan said...

Cool! Perhaps we'll be celebrating the birth of two lovely new babies and one furry blue monster. :)