Time for the changes of fall. Time to clean, remove, sort, make, and button up. The seasonal change also affects many a mood. For some folks it is a time of renewal and rejoicing the cooler weather and all the beauty. For others, it brings sadness and depression, as the weather is about to change to cold and be bleak.
Take time not just to enjoy the beauty, but to renew and refresh yourself as well. Take time to actually enjoy the beauty of fall and all the little awesome things it brings. If you concentrate of the wonders, it removes you from your own sadness for a while.
It is necessary to go through fall and then winter for all things to thrive and grow again. The same with us. We need to go through so many seasons in life to get to the beauty it has to offer. Some are not so pretty - but necessary. Each day is a new opportunity to experience something new and different - good and bad - sweet and sad. We are not promised happy days all the days of our lives. We have to make each day something special. DO NOT waste these days.
Now, for the foody part of my post!!!! Tis the season for all kinds of tasty fresh goodies, that are so much cheaper at this time.
Tis the season!!! Whether you grow your own or buy from farm stands - you can get so many fall food supplies at cheaper prices now. Check your local orchards. Even check those special groceries, like Whole Foods, Fresh Thyme, etc.
Take your time and search around. If you find great deals - stock up for the winter months. You can freeze or can items. Many things like squash and pumpkins can last months just left in a cool dark space.
SERIOUSLY keep your eyes open. Kroger had an unlisted sale on potatoes for several days - 5lb. bags for .99! This was in several states!
As we near various holidays - some items get cheaper. Pay attention folks! Add to your larder in any way you can. Fresh goods are just so wonderful. I love almost all fall crops!
The fall foods listed above just say comfort to me. I love roasted veggies of all sorts! Warm fruits and compotes and cobblers. Mmmmmmm
Soups, stew and casseroles also say comfort to me. Hot, filling and yummy dishes that warm the belly and feed the body.
I miss these items all summer. I tend to eat none of these during the summer. Just me. There is so much fresh and light to eat during the summer - so I eat with the seasons for sure.
I am now ready for these hearty and comforting fall/winter dishes.
We are cleaning out our gardens of the last harvests. We are cleaning up our yards. We tend to do fall cleaning inside the house. We get out our sweatshirts and socks. We make sure we are prepared in so many ways for winter. Our furnaces, cars, homes, equipment, etc. We are finishing up much of our canning. We are starting or working on our crafting projects for the holidays. Tis the season.
I hope everyone tends to take time to enjoy the beauty of the fall colors. The smell of the air. Some days are fresh clean air, others are campfire and burning leaf smells (I love those too). Enjoy a brisk day and take a walk or get out in the yard and do some work. Go enjoy nature - whether at a park nearby or out to the country. Watch the critters all collect and prepare for winter as well.
Watch the beautiful skies and the clouds. Open a window to air the house.
Just take some time to ENJOY all this season has to offer.
Prepare and stock. Enjoy and watch and listen. Breath it all in my friends.
This season will soon pass, and winter will be upon us. That is another chapter in life.
Have a blessed fall day!