This past week or two we have been blessed with beautiful warm sunny days here on the West Coast of Canada. Although, you can definitely feel a slight chill in the air in the mornings and later in the day. I do love summer, but I must admit that the cooler seasons also appeal to me. I love the cozy factor of fall and winter. We live in an old house (by West Coast standards) which was originally built in 1925 and renovated a few times over the years. We have a wood fireplace that becomes the heart of the house around this time of year. I love those cheery fires and a multitude of candles lit. Fall and winter are the "knitters seasons" too, which helps me embrace the shorter days. And of course you can't leave out the celebrations: Thanksgiving (which we celebrate this weekend here in Canada), Halloween, and of course Christmas.
Autumn brings out the "nesting" instinct in me. I feel completely satisfied to stay cuddled up in my easy chair with knitting in hand and a good book close by. My desire to bake comes back out of its summer hibernation. This fall will bring a lovely little nest project - a small renovation to the kitchen. (stay tuned for a future post on this). The only down-side of this nesting is that I really don't feel like leaving the nest. And the gym is still there waiting for me to come and exercise. This year I must try to balance out my nesting with more exercise or all that baking will take its tole!
Here are a few photos of the inside of the nest and a few from the garden and back porch.