Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Fall/Autumn

Fall is my favorite season on the year. I know it is often cold and damp and there are lots of leaves to rake and wood to split, but I guess I just choose to look at the positive aspects of the season. We could be under a foot of snow, have no heat and have to plow the driveway.

But I digress. Why do I love this time of year? First of all, the baseball post-season starts and if you know me at all, you know I love baseball. :-) Quite honestly it doesn't really matter who is playing, I just like to watch a good game. There is kind of a sadness when the season is all over, but that's okay because football quickly fills the void. 

I also enjoy spending time with family and friends outdoors. One of my favorite things to do this time of year is to spend a couple of hours sitting around a bonfire. There's just something about the cool night air and a big fire to make me feel so peaceful and relaxed. (Of course the hot dogs and s'mores don't hurt!)

Speaking of peaceful and relaxed, I just love the colors of Fall! Actually, I can't think of any color that I dislike, but the Fall colors are probably my favorite. They are just plain gorgeous! I know that when I first started quilting, it was a real challenge to pick fabrics for any project. I look back now and recognize that I often played it safe and used what I knew would work - Fall colors. I've expanded my palette and feel much more confident using just about any color, but I still feel a sense of warmth and security when I seen those browns, golds, oranges, reds, etc.

Mmmm. I think I need to check that "Tub of Shame" and find a UFO in fall colors that needs to be finished. :-)

3 comments:

Kat @ I Saw You Dancing said...

Hi Joanne,
Delighted you're joining us for Blogtoberfest12.
Kat xx

Cindy Sharp said...

Fall is one thing that I miss while living in the south.

Joanne said...

I have often wondered if I could live int he south and be happy with the trade-off of not having Fall but not dealing with the cold and snow. Still pondering that one.