Keeping Fall at 'Arms Length'
Feeding the Ducks and Geese along the Beautiful Cedar River.
Well, there is no denying that here in the Midwest, Fall is here! The air is crisp and the wind is ever-present. Conversations with my husband are starting to always include the words, 'bowhunting', 'opening day', 'treestand', ect.
Do I enjoy fall? this is the question I have asked myself and a few of my friends have also asked me, 'How do you feel about fall?"....... Have you ever been afraid to embrace something fully because your afraid of what will happen next? Kind of like, being afraid to let yourself fall in love because of the fear of getting your heart broke, OR, (This was me)
Not bringing my baby into my bed to snuggle with all night long
because I was afraid that She would NEVER learn to sleep in her own bed!! (I no longer fear that, I get plenty of snuggles in now.)
Well, I have decided that's how i feel about 'fall'. I really love the cooler weather, the changing leaves, and putting my Garden to bed for the winter. I love wearing Jeans and digging the cozy clothes from storage. BUT.... I am 'afraid' that if i embrace 'Fall' with too much warmth and encouragement, winter will only come sooner!!!! I like winter, but 2 month of it would be plenty for me. So here we are on a Sunday afternoon,doing something to try to keep 'Fall' from feeling to welcome in hopes that winter will know it's Not welcome AT ALL!!!
Poor Mitchell, being 2 is so tough!!! He is SOOO frustrated that his sisters took all the bread for the ducks and left him with the empty bag.
Yes, hanging on to summer, Rock climbing in FLIP FLOPS!!!
My Beautiful 'first-born' (Kristina) and her baby sister.
As good as it will get. Kristina 9, Staci 7, Mitchell 2, Hadassah 8mo.