Monday, November 8, 2010

Hanging by a thread

Fall is hanging by a thread.  Today, I took the dogs for a long walk and then dropped them at home and got my bike.  There's an open space by our house that has miles of trails.  It has a large open field, a stream lined with cottonwood trees, and a large marshy area filled with tall reeds and cat tails.  The sky is so blue today and the light was perfect for taking pictures.  I just want to squeeze every last drop out of fall.

Later this week, we're expecting our first snow, which is kind of weird, because November is the second snowiest month of the year here.  And we haven't had a single snowflake yet this season.

Pretty soon it will be time to take out the wool socks and long underwear.  Does anyone even wear long underwear anymore?  I don't think my kids have ever been outside long enough to get that cold.  Icy cold to the point that snow clings in little ice balls to the ends of your mittens, and your wool hat is wet from pulling it over your face to breath warm air into it and thaw your nose.  I guess they've never worn real wool either, but instead have grown up cloaked in acrylic and "fleece."  Not the real fleece, but the fake stuff. 

Now, I'm depressed.  I've deprived them of so many things.  Itchy sweaters and frozen fingers.  Will they ever forgive me?

7 comments:

Becky said...

Karen I LOVE that last picture. So lovely. And I know what you mean about the winter coming. We are enjoying some very unseasonable weather this week ... in the 60s!! Then ... here it comes. Enjoy!

Jackie said...

I'm hoping we don't have snow here for at least another month. My kids wear long underwear because they play outside in it until I make them come in...especially my little guy. I love how you described the icy/snow and wool...I could almost see it.

Itchy sweaters we can do without though...yuk!

Have a great night.
Jackie

Rizzi said...

HI KAREN,
ANOTHER GREAT POST, THEY SAY WE ARE SUPPOSED TO HAVE A HARD WINTER. I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE SOME SNOW, OUR WEATHER RIGHT NOW IS REAL COLD, AND IT'S RAINING
OUTSIDE, SO IT REALLY FEELS LIKE THE WINTER IS ON ITS WAY. I REMEMBER THOSE DAYS WITH MY OWN KIDS, 3 PAIR OF SOCKS, 2 PAIR OF PANTS, SCARFS, HATS, BEST PART OF ALL THAT WAS THE HOT COCOA AND MARSHMALLOW.
UMMMMMMM SOUNDS GOOD.
HAVE A NICE WEEK, LOVE AUNT RIZ

Susanne said...

LOL. You can fix the error of your ways by getting them a nice pair of wooly underwear for Christmas. I'm sure you can order it off the internet somewhere. :vD

Bee Jay said...

What a super pic with your bike Karen! The sky is such a wonderful colour - it even looks snowy!
Blessings!

Jen said...

Loved the pictures...exp the bike in a distant pic....snow already...we are in the 70's this week here...we are out in it everyday soaking up all the warm temps...enjoy your week.

Claudia said...

If you are getting snow later this week, I suppose we are, too! Oh no. Not ready yet!

xo
Claudia