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Lovely
09-22-2008, 08:21 AM
Autumn... my favorite... *contented sigh* :)

Just wanted to wish everyone a fantastic season!


MotoMichelle
09-22-2008, 12:52 PM
My favorite too. :D

Happy Autumn, all!

jandaman
09-22-2008, 01:23 PM
my fave, too..started WAY too early this year, tho *surly surliness*


lizziep
09-22-2008, 01:34 PM
happy autumn!


anybody doing anything? i'm making a nice dinner for me and the hub... maybe go for a walk or something. it's a little bit gloomy today which is a bummer though was hoping for sun.

ghost
09-22-2008, 01:57 PM
BAH! Autumn! Our weather forcast is calling for "frost". I like autumn too, its not winter yet, but I have winter anxiety this year big time. Last winter was so long and hard for me. I don't know if I'll be able to do it without going insane this year. Like, not even joking here. The thought of winter is ruining my autumn.
I went cranberry picking yesterday, that is a traditional autumn activity for my family. I love the colors of fall, I just wish I could enjoy it without having a panic attack about impending snow doom.

jandaman
09-22-2008, 03:05 PM
awwwww! cranberries don' grow on this continent. :( i've been making yummy soups and stews...hiking along the rhine
river. snow doom?

MotoMichelle
09-22-2008, 03:09 PM
Every Monday I have a social thing, so I knew we wouldn't be celebrating today. So yesterday I cooked up a nice roast with carrots and potatoes.

It's still summer weather here, so a bit hard to get into the Autumn mood. Once the cooler weather actually comes around I will have a small, personal celebration again.

Lovely
09-22-2008, 03:15 PM
It's definitely fall weather here in New England, (or what I consider the Falliest Fall that ever Falled :lol:).

In the immediate sense, I'll be exercising, and then going home to a lovely homecooked meal.

Over the course of Autumn, I hope to go apple picking this season, and, of course, later on pick out a wonderful pumpkin for carving & display.

And then, also, of course, getting married. (That counts as doing something right?)

MotoMichelle
09-22-2008, 04:28 PM
Faerie congrats! What a wonderful time to get married. :congrat:

carinna
09-22-2008, 04:40 PM
I'm really more of a summer girl, but thanks for the wishes. ;)

Lovely
09-22-2008, 07:59 PM
Faerie congrats! What a wonderful time to get married. :congrat:

Thank you! :D

ollie27
09-27-2008, 12:21 PM
congrats on the hitchin' Faerie! thanks for the autumn well wishes. my favorite season is spring and me being a new comer to new england i'm kinda getting anxious about winter, but i'm telling myself not to dwell and enjoying the tea kettle working overtime.

jandaman
09-29-2008, 05:12 AM
ooo faerie! congrats galore....sorry, totally overlooked that v. important info :) what with all the hot steaming tea- falling leaves- cranberry pickin -romance goin on. what kind of ceremony are you having?

Lovely
09-29-2008, 09:09 AM
congrats on the hitchin' Faerie! thanks for the autumn well wishes. my favorite season is spring and me being a new comer to new england i'm kinda getting anxious about winter, but i'm telling myself not to dwell and enjoying the tea kettle working overtime.

Thanks! And :welcome: to New England! :D It's lovely, I promise you. Okay... driving isn't lovely, always. It's more ice, than it is snow depth. On a wintery note, it's becoming so that once each year there's a snowfall that, I swear, is fairy dust. It's all sparkly & soft... I hope we get one this year so that you can enjoy it. It's truly magical-looking.

ooo faerie! congrats galore....sorry, totally overlooked that v. important info :) what with all the hot steaming tea- falling leaves- cranberry pickin -romance goin on. what kind of ceremony are you having?

Thank you! It'll be a very small ceremony. We'll be outdoors at a tiny Bed & Breakfast Inn. Immediate family, only 12 people will be there. We'll just be having a simple gathering, a short vow-exchange, and a quick flower exchange unity-type ritual (for lack of a more appropriate word) where he hands flowers to my family members, and I to his. A little "we're all family now" thing. Then it's a family dinner afterwards. That's it. But, it's very much so what we want so the fiancee & I are excited.

zenobar
09-29-2008, 11:30 PM
Faerie - just wanted to agree with you that fall is, in fact, the absolute best time of year, and I wanted to wish you the most wonderful fall wedding!

(I have big plans for a fall wedding, too. Only, I suppose I ought to find a groom sometime...)

Today was the first really fallish day here in Ann Arbor. Chilly, a little overcast, the smell of yellow leaves on the wind... Heaven.

ollie27
09-30-2008, 11:17 AM
thanks for the welcome to new england, ms. welcome wagon faerie :)

thankfully, i sold my car before i moved up here and am strictly a pedestrian. i say thankfully b/c there are a bunch of non-driving peeps around these parts. so yes, i will be walking in a winter wonderland and am in the market for a good pair o'boots. fairy dust snow sounds lovely. and i miss the :sunny: it's been grey here for days now. suppose i need to get used to it? also, and i've always been meaning to tell ya this, i think it's rad that yer location reads "terra firma".

dig the norris, zenobar.

Spoz
09-30-2008, 11:21 AM
Autumn and winter are my favorite times of year, I absolutely love 'em. Something about this time of year just makes me feel more hopeful and comfortable. All the dark nights, the lights, the atmosphere, the leaves! Ooooh!!! I love it :D:D

Lovely
09-30-2008, 11:38 AM
Faerie - just wanted to agree with you that fall is, in fact, the absolute best time of year, and I wanted to wish you the most wonderful fall wedding!

(I have big plans for a fall wedding, too. Only, I suppose I ought to find a groom sometime...)

Today was the first really fallish day here in Ann Arbor. Chilly, a little overcast, the smell of yellow leaves on the wind... Heaven.

When the fiancee & I were still talking about "when", we mentioned maybe in May of this year to make it sooner. But I have always wanted a Fall Wedding, and so he said "We only get to do it once, so we better have it when you really want it, not just to "get it over with"." I'm very happy we waited for the Fall. My heart is lifting already.

Definitely a heavenly season ;)

thanks for the welcome to new england, ms. welcome wagon faerie :)

Hey that is my job! ;) :lol:

thankfully, i sold my car before i moved up here and am strictly a pedestrian. i say thankfully b/c there are a bunch of non-driving peeps around these parts. so yes, i will be walking in a winter wonderland and am in the market for a good pair o'boots. fairy dust snow sounds lovely. and i miss the :sunny: it's been grey here for days now. suppose i need to get used to it? also, and i've always been meaning to tell ya this, i think it's rad that yer location reads "terra firma".

Yeah, no need for cars in the Boston area. Not to be creepy or stalkerish, but have I mentioned that by the end of October we'll actually be somewhat of neighbors, ollie ;) I'm going to be living in a town about an hour from Boston.

Ha ha, like that? I was being all deep ;) :lol: But seriously, it's good to be reminded that I'm on firm ground and all that jazz. And, although I've mentioned many a time that I live in Southern CT, I didn't want it completely plastered all over the intarwebs on my every post. I may change it when I move... or just add in my new location area.

ETA: Oh & yes, it gets gray here. So if you've got SADD start pulling out the sun lamps. It makes New England a little more somber sometimes. That being said, the weather changes often.

ollie27
09-30-2008, 12:46 PM
neighbor deighbors! awesome, faerie. :cheers:

i live in a town 8 miles outside of boston. funny, that you say you'll be moving an hour away from boston b/c that means absolutely nothing to me. where i am originally from it was easy. an hour meant 60 miles if you were going 60 mph. easy. cause there was no traffic! up here, on some days it takes like an hour to get 15 miles. weird!

so marriage and move! you have a big, busy and exciting fall ahead, huh?

and i am super stoked about having an actual fall. where i moved from it was a loooong summer then fall for maybe a week or so then winter.

oneupsteph
10-04-2008, 09:08 PM
What temp is it up in New England?

It's averaging 85ish around here. It's a relief from the summer, but 80ish would be nice. :)

x meowkat x
10-04-2008, 11:34 PM
It is "officially" fall weather here in my area of Washington....it's been a little gray over the last couple weeks, with some pretty sunny days in the 70's (:o) thrown in.

Today, however, it was pouring rain off and on, not to mention VERY windy...it was raining diagonally, not quite horizontally, but close. Leaves blowing off the trees, which are now completely orange/yellow/brown/red......Hooray!!! I love this season. :yay:

jandaman
10-09-2008, 02:59 PM
enjoying a bootyful "altweibersommer" over here (literal translation: old ladies' summer-equivalent to new england's fantastic indian summer-can you still say that??...) just baked an a whole-grain apple cake with freshly harvested apples....hmmmmmm

paniania
10-09-2008, 03:09 PM
awwwww! cranberries don' grow on this continent.

I don't know if I could live without cranberries, especially on Thanksgiving! Another CON on the PRO/CON checklist my husband and I drew up about whether or not we could ever move back to Poland :smug:

missygith
10-09-2008, 05:39 PM
I have a total love/hate relationship with fall... I love fall and the smells and the colors and, aw yeah, the boots! but in the back of my mind I keep thinking the days are getting shorter and shorter and I hate that! I hate the short, cold, wet days of what seems to be forever winters here.
LOL, when I lived in Alaska the first year, I was so anxious to get to summer and be rid of the snow, until summer did come and the snow DID melt and all that was under all the beautiful white crystal-like snow was dirt! muddy, dirty dirt! everywhere, always! then all i wanted was for the snow to return...

ollie27
10-12-2008, 08:56 AM
same here missy. i'm def not a fan of winter! not even southern winters, so i know what's coming and i def have a hate relationship with that. i saw on my day planner last night that daylight savings time is ending soon and i actually let out a childlike "awww, man!"

however, it's beautiful here in new england right now. i made some very fall butternut squash soup over the weekend and have pulled out my trunk o'sweaters. i've gotten in the habit of putting on the tea kettle every night and breathing deeper when i am outside. the air is so crisp and clean!

only downside is--i'm so friggin busy with school i haven't time to enjoy much of it. i wish i could report back on how i went canoeing or hiking or fall foliage sight seeing, but so far it's been lifting my nose out of a book and peeping out the window or enjoying it for a mile walk on my way to sit in a classroom. grrr.

hopefully next weekend i'll at least have one day to go leaf seeing....i hear it's a must round these parts.

happy autumn-ing!