Whenever things change, we have a choice. We can moan and groan about what's gone, or we can deal with the change in a positive, thankful way.
So here are my 10 reasons to be thankful for fall.
1. Pumpkins. Because without them, we wouldn't have pumpkin pie. Plus they're a really great orange color.
6, Wool quilts. Don't miss the wonderful new exhibit at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts entitled "Sheared Delights". The quilt in the photo above is hanging right as you enter the exhibit, and it is mesmerizing. (See the web page at: wiquiltmuseum.com). There is nothing like the deep rich colors of wool. I might have to make another wool quilt myself.
8. Walks in the woods. We had a great day yesterday, walking on a trail at Pike Lake with our dog Bella. The leaves look brown here, but they were brilliant shades of yellow, orange, and red as well as brown, and they crunched under our feet.
9. Oven meals, or crock pot dinners. I could call this one "West Bend Farmers Market Pot Roast". The beef, potatoes, carrots, and onions all came from the market. Yesterday was the last day for this year's market, but it will be back again in late May.
Crock pot meals are my favorite on weekend days. I can get it ready in the morning, and it can cook all day while I sew. Makes the house smell great, too. I guess I could do this in the summer, but we just aren't in the mood for this kind of food until it starts getting cold.
10. Time with family and friends. We have several family birthdays in the fall (above is our daughter Connie's last September). One of my favorite holidays is Thanksgiving, which for me really ends the fall season. No commercialism, no hype, just a good home cooked meal to share, and all of us thankful for the past year and glad to be together.
Wishing you the joy of this season, and every season.