Sunday, November 1, 2009

First Post Of November

The end of Fall is bittersweet, but I guess Fall is a bittersweet season. It's a season for exploring old graveyards, taking hayrides around local farms, listening to Bonnie Prince Billy, Reading Edward Gorey books to your kids, riding bikes, wearing jackets, catching leaves as they fall from trees, and taking late night walks around the neighborhood while the sky is on fire. It's getting too cold to get away with wearing just a jacket or a sweatshirt around town, and the cold air is also making it more tempting to stay in bed too long. Regardless, this has been a good Fall for my family and I, and I'll be sad to see it go.

Trick-or-treating was a success last night. Luckily for the kids, we won the battle over whether or not they should wear clothes beneath their sheer Halloween costumes. It was a little chilly out there!

There are always fewer people trick-or-treating than I would prefer, and many of those that are participating (teenagers)often seem to do so in a mindless, greedy way. My kids (patting myself on the back) 'get it', and it was fun to walk around with them as they 'oohed' and 'aahed' at all of the other kids' outfits, and appreciated all of the creepy decorations.

I love the way the leaves smell right before Winter. Here's to a good November:


Ian Wood said...

Though I was born in California, we moved back east when I was 18 months old, and I spent most of my life in New Jersey and New York. I moved back to California in 2006, and Fall is what I miss most. Occasionally there will be a certain feel to the air in the morning or evening during the Fall months, or the occasional whiff of smoke if someone lights a fire in their mostly decorative fireplace...but it's all just a tease. There are no proper seasons out here. It's just all wrong.

Spencer Troxell said...

I'm sure California makes up for its lack in seasonal diversity in all kinds of ways.

Thanks for stopping by!

Willie Y said...

The fall is my favorite season and here in Maine it is the best. It is just spectacular with warm days cool nights, the smell of wood burning at night from wood stoves. It's kind of a quite time of year, I just love it.

And Halloween was a half step below Christmas in holidays that I couldn't wait to get here. We use to fill pillow cases with candy by the end of a night of trick or treating. It was also a good holiday for dentist.

Spencer Troxell said...

I totally forgot about the pillow cases full of candy. We used to do that too, but I don't notice kids doing that anymore around here. Too bad for them.

You paint a pretty picture of Maine in Fall. I'll have to experience that someday.

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