Two nights ago was one of those great nights where the clouds rolled in, the temperature dropped, and we got some nice fall rain while we stayed cozy inside with a nice fire roaring. I don't wish for rain everyday, but on that day it was the perfect thing.
Our falls here in Western Idaho are fickle... sometimes already cold and sometimes too warm to really be fall. We've been wavering back and forth between crisp, cool days and days in the mid 70's that feel closer to the mid 80's. I suppose that is typical of this place too...90 degree's one day, 30 the next. I don 't think we have too many of the warmer days in front of us. In fact, a quick weather check shows a steady decline from low 70's to the mid to low 50's by Samhain.
Why am I talking about weather? Well, to be quiet honest, it's because it is one of my most favorite things about fall. Watching the leaves change and being able to see my breath on the air when I take Jae to school in the morning is a small miracle to me.
This weekend we will be going on our annual pumpkin liner trip... We get to go on a train and ride the rail by the river before arriving at a cute little set up in the mountains and picking our pumpkins. We've done it ever year since Jae was born, the first being when she was only a month old, and this is one tradition I'll be sad to leave behind when we finally move out of Idaho.
I hope the rest of you on the Northern Hemisphere are enjoying and savoring your fall, as it always seems to go too quickly. For those of you on the Southern side of the world, I hope your days are finally starting to warm up!
This picture made me laugh...