It's that time of year again.My youngest has been bugging me to decorate for fall.
I have to admit. I don't put a lot of effort into it.
You see in September we often get some beautiful temperatures, so I try desperately to pretend it's still summer for as long as I can.
And then by October, almost overnight, it becomes so cold, it doesn't seem worth the trouble.
Don't get me wrong I love fall. It's probably my most favourite season.
The problem is, here in Northern Canada, if you blink?
You might miss it.
See this little guy up above. Well he's a trooper.
He's already been through several hard freezing frosts.
And on Friday he hung on even though he was covered in snow.
We have difficulty deciding whether to pull out the rakes or the snow shovels.
As I sit here writing about fall, all the leaves on the ground have a nice dusting of snow on them.
I'm not surprised.
I still remember several years back, when two feet of snow had fallen the night of Halloween.
We chose to stay home.
Halloween just doesn't seem to fit here.
Kind of like Christmas in Hawaii.
Something just isn't quite right.
But then again, that's just me.
The girls however are completely ignoring their mom and are looking forward to the holiday with great enthusiasm.
My youngest made this all by herself.
It was called the "I Want My Mummy" craft. And can be found here.
Do you think she's trying to tell me something?
When they were creating the above design, should I have taken it personally when they asked me to "look at them... and stay still for a minute" while they drew on the face?
Maybe I need to be more like the leaves.
And just hang in there.
I can't run from the inevitable winter that is grasping at our fall.
Plus I must remember that
no matter what the season,