Wednesday, September 14, 2016

September is a time to be outside

The nights have finally started to get cold and the days are rapidly growing shorter. I'm sorry if you're of the camp that laments cold nights and dark mornings towards the end of summer. The changing of the seasons is always really exciting to me.

This is the time of year when my father in law brings over very fresh goose meat. The goose stew has already been made, highly enjoyed, and shared. Like any once a year event I've begun to really look forward to goose season.

This is the time of year when apple orchards are filled with almost ripe fruit and dare I say it's just about cider and pie season. Fresh hot apple cider... ooh, need I say more!

It feels too early still some leaves have begun their color change already. I'm sure there will be several hot days left in the year but I think Autumn is upon us. Little Abe and I are ready to head back outside more often. The mosquitoes should start to dwindle here soon. I think our thick Michigan humidity is just about to break (or at least the cool temperatures will make it bearable). The wasps should slow and yellow jacket season should about be over. Sweatshirt weather is my absolute favorite weather and it's just about here.

I hope to pack in all the most beautiful things I can think of during these next few months of Autumn: listening to bird and bug sounds while enjoying the cool breeze or a hot evening fire. Star gazing. Leaf watching. Adventurous and non-adventurous walks together, hiking, and leaf collecting. Outside adventures with friends like apple picking, farm visiting (we're doing that today), and fishing. Summer was spectacular this year. Now I'm ready for fall.

This little dude went fishing with his Papa a few days ago.
Here's the first fish he ever caught. The fun never stops!


  1. Love the picture of Little Abe and his first fish!

    Wow, just wow! We are still wearing shorts and flip flops, it is in the mid nineties and we are still swimming every night. I love the change also but it generally does not start until the 2nd week of October here.

    1. Same country, almost like different worlds. Our 90 degree days are long gone. Except in Michigan the weather is known for being very bi-polar so we could have a random 90 degree day anytime.

      About the fishing, his Papa took him (well sort of, I was there too) to a little pond that was filled with fish. It was really cool because he was able to catch lots of fish. We just threw them all back. Little Abe was a little confused though because he knows that Papa catches fish to eat and he really wanted to eat the fish that he caught too. Maybe next time. (the fish were really too little)