Monday, 18 October 2010

Autumnal

Before I start, I just wanted to clarify something about yesterday's post - I hope I didn't give the impression that The Doctor expects his dinner to be on the table as soon as he gets home?! I just try to time our meal for then because it's the latest The Children can manage to eat and about the earliest we can, and we do try to eat together as a family most evenings. But I really didn't mean to suggest that The Doctor might be impatient if his meal wasn't ready!!

Now, where were we? Ah yes, autumnal...

Yep, summer's gone and autumn is here:


What's your favourite season? Are you happy about heading into autumn, or sad to leave summer behind? (Or are you in the southern hemisphere and feeling happy to be experiencing spring again?)

Me, I like summer (because it's my birthday season, and because of the long school holiday) and I like winter (because of Christmas and all the associated activities); spring and autumn not so much to be honest, except for the beautiful nature we get to see at these times of year.

This is my post for the 18th day of Blogtoberfest - 18 days and still on track!

22 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

Although summer is definately my favourite season....I do love the colours of autumn....and the crisp,crunchiness of it.

Ruth said...

Autumn does it for me ~ the change in colour, leaf kicking with DS and the actual smell of the air.
Glad you clarified the bit about dinner and The Doctor ~ I really was thinking, !Uh, oh, Stepford Wife Syndrome"!!!!!!!!

JO SOWERBY said...

gotta love the autumn for colour, crunching through leaves and apple and blackberry crumble, but love all the different seasons really for numerous reasons.
Jo xxxx

Deb said...

:o) Glad to know The Doctor doesn't have you scurrying around in a tizzy! xo

My favorite is definitely Autumn in Arizona. I used to LOVE summer as a child in California, but since living in Arizona since 1980 I have learned to hate the summers for the extreme heat. Autumn is the reprieve from the heat. I just planted a bunch of new flowers this weekend on our patio that should now survive without having to be watered twice a day!

Rachel B said...

I really like Autumn, It is my birthday season and I have always loved the crispiness (is that a word?) of the leaves and all of the beautiful colours.

helena said...

summer is my favourite, absolutely. Autumn to me means dark, cold, wet without the fires, snow and festivities of winter.

Cheri said...

beautiful photograph Mel! You definitely captured Autumnal - although the colors almost look pastel in the background!

While I love the colors of Autumn, Spring is definitely my favorite season! :)

Linda said...

SUMMER! I love summer and I feel cheated when we don't have weeks and weeks of hot, short wearing, beach weather. Unfortunately that hasn't been the case the last few years. I've really been feeling cheated.

Spring is another favorite time of year. It's the hope of a great summer soon to come. It's baby quail, rabbits, birds, and squirrels flitting, hopping, and scampering in the yard. It's life appearing everywhere.

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ComfyMom~Stacey said...

I love autumn! It's my favorite time of year. New beginnings with school. Allergies are over. The weather is perfect & its beautiful!

We are the same way about dinner. 6:30 is the latest I can feed the boys really & about the time DH gets home normally, so dinner is at 6:30, as he is walking in the door most days

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love summer best of all - mainly because I can sleep in! LOL! I'm worried that our fall is almost gone and we're sliding right into winter.
Rinda

mise said...

Darn. I was happily contemplating The Doctor as Tyrant.

And I'm impressed that you already knew All About Ginger as well as, ages ago, all about How To Store Bedlinen. You must know heaps of household top tips that I don't, the accumulation of which saves you so much time that you manage a post a day. Please share more!

Amy said...

Well, I love autumn because it usually menas a break from the extreme summer heat which is really tiresome after months on end of very high temperatures!

I was beginning to worry, I had visions of you in your apron setting the newspaper for The Doctor on a footstool beside his glass of whiskey and unlit, but prepared, cigar .... NOT! ;-)

alexa said...

I'm happy that it's autumn, Mel! After the business of summer, I like the sense of slow-down, of things drifting down and away ... Lovely, lovely photo. Is it a Rhus Typhinus?

jennifer said...

I love the autumn. I like the freshness in the air, collecting blackberries and chestnuts and cooking them for yumminess, bonfire night, and the expectation that christmas is on the way. I love the build up to christmas almost more than the actual day! xx

ange_moore said...

Autumnal - one of my favourite words! And I fell in love with autumn when we were living in London - wandering through Wimbledon Common through the knee high leaves - lovely!

Beverly said...

I'm a Southern girl and love the heat of summer. I don't care for winter very much although I want it cold for Christmas (often it's not) and I do enjoy a good snow (as long as it goes away). I think spring and autumn are gorgeous but they bothe send our allergies into high force :(

Karen said...

Summer is my favorite season. I hate being cold, and I love the sun! I do like autumn, however, because it is the best season for taking photos!

Sian said...

I absolutely love Autumn! Definitely my favourite. I love that back to school feeling - it's better than New Year for me

humel said...

Love this mixture of opinions :-)

Alexa, I haven't a clue what the plant is I'm afraid!! It's growing in The Mother's front garden, but she's not sure what it is either....

Mary B said...

Autumn is my favourite season, just because it give me so much to photograph. It is still quite warm most days but not the searing heat of summer.

I didn't think it was The Doctor dictating his meal must be on the table as he enters the door, just a lovely wifey thing to want to do.lol

furrypig said...

I love the photogrpah the colours are stunning. One of my absolute favourite times of the year is Christmas, though I do find the couple of months afterwards hard... think I suffer a bit from S.A.D. I love Spring with all the daffodils and a sign that the sun and warmer weather are coming, Summer is great with the long bright days and long evenings, great for BBQ's, camping and outdoor fun. the colours and nsture during autumn are my favourite. So I am undecided!!