Today I love Spring in Autumn when the early snow of November and December all melts and the lawns come back out to green up the street. I love the moist, rich smell of the air outside, the sound of dripping everywhere and the premature yearning that a thaw always brings once we’re past the autumnal equinox and heading for winter’s chilly depths. I love that there have been winters that were slushy and damp, and some that have been downright mild and temperate. I love that I cannot remember if I’ve ever experienced a winter that didn’t have a thaw in it and I’m hoping that we get a good thaw in the middle of this coming winter. I love Winter so much, the enforced fallowing, the sleep of the earth and the seeds and the things that need the rest. I love the clean white sheets of snow that the siblings, Autumn and Winter throw over the land, the furniture covers they use to keep things fresh and protected while their sisters, Spring and Summer are gone. I love that Autumn and Winter are the caretakers of the place while Spring and Summer vacation down south. I love this family of seasons that take turns peacefully and keep us in comfort and health.
Today I love the Owen Sound Farmers’ Market and its bustling joy. I love that we made our way from there to the main street and took care of a couple of things that needed doing and then wandered to the hardware store to find a gift or two for the upcoming holiday’s exchange. I love people who knit by the fire with good intention and quiet love in their work. I love having new hope for my old sewing machine, and wishing that it might be repaired sooner rather than later. I love planning to make a rag quilt soon because I’ve been wanting to make one out of denim for so many years now and that might be a doable thing if my machine gets fixed.
Today I love that this house feels so homey to me, more so with each passing day of my life. I love plans for Christmas Dinner at the cottage and plans for Christmas holidays between there and home. I love plans for baking that include statements like, “… if I can ever find the time.” I love the smell of holiday food cooking.
Today I love sipping coffee and letting it rejuvenate my tired mind while I gradually but steadily recover from the malady that had me in its grip this past week.