It's a chilly morning in Southern Ontario. Temperatures dipped to 4°C overnight and it's not much warmer now. I'm not complaining though as I LOVE the Fall (I think I may have mentioned that once or twice before!)
What exactly do I love about this time of year? Let's see...there's the new beginnings of a school year and Guiding year. The crispness in the air and the beautiful bright colours of leaves changing all around us. The apples and pears in the orchards begging to be picked and turned into pies, crisps, cakes and sauces. Squashes and pumpkins baked in an oven and mashed to perfection are divine with any meal; and they make great centrepieces too!
For Canadians, Fall is a time of Thanksgiving as we celebrate, with bountiful harvests, in October and thank a Divine being for these gifts.
It's these simple things that I draw so much comfort and happiness from. Yes, I know that may sound hokey; but, it's true.
As I type this, the twins are on their bus en route to school and Pickle is still asleep. I'm enjoying the quiet of the chilly morning with a hot cup of coffee and blanket wrapped around me. The only thing that could make this perfect Fall day better would be if my gas fireplace wasn't shut off due to the baby and I might be able to enjoy my coffee by the fire.
I hope you too can find the joy and comfort in the simple things.