Ha! Unlike last month, I actually got myself together and remembered to take twelve photos today!
Twelve photos on the twelfth day of the month following Ella's Take 12 photo challenge. This month's prompt was inspired by the change of seasons and to capture change and transformation both inside and outside your home.
Today was our first rainy day this fall and it sort of now feels like fall has really arrived. Socks and jeans are being worn and we are turning the heat on as needed. After dropping the boys off at school this morning, I tidied up things in the garden and picked the last few ripe cherry tomatoes. The birch trees are dropping leaves and Colin's tree is starting to transform into autumnal colour. After a few errands, I took the long way home and took a quiet misty morning walk along the river. It's good to be alone with your thoughts every once in awhile. I treated myself to a chai tea latte today, definitely my fall hot drink. The change in the kitchen is also evident - the flavours of fall have been coming out of the oven including the family favourite ginger molasses cookies and roast pork with fresh cranberry sauce. The tropical pink candles and summer flowers on the kitchen table have also been replaced with pumpkin spice candles and fall-ish plants. Small signs around the house that the seasons have changed.
I love the seasons and the different changes they all bring. I can't imagine living anywhere that doesn't have the four seasons. Every season I say, "this is my favourite season" and I really mean it at the time. It's like the season that we are coming into is just what I need at the time. Funny how that is.