I am sure we have all heard of Murphy’s Law. I had just been patting myself on the back for not having a cold since we moved to Barbados. I was a bit worried that I would pick one up every time we flew back and forth, but nada! Till this time… darn it! Just before we left, it struck, so there was no turkey dinner for me this Thanksgiving, hope yours was a lot better. Sorry for the lack of a post last week, I was still recovering.
My two favorite seasons have always been spring and autumn. And now that I am living in the land of permanent summer, they are even more important to me.
I am sure that everyone knows (after listening to it over and over again) how I feel about spring, but I do not know if I ever
harped told you how much I love fall. I love when the nights start cooling down, and you can have a fire. When you can layer a sweater over a t-shirt and you instantly look more stylish, at least I do. When the food changes to heartier dishes, instead of salads. And when the leaves start turning. Oh the glorious colours they go. Eastern North America is renowned worldwide for the autumn colours and I certainly missed it when I loved in England. Not that they don’t have some lovely autumns, but there is nothing like a sugar maple in the fall. Not to mention sumac, wow could they be any brighter. Unfortunately we leave Canada before the height of the fall season, but I am starting to get a little preview.
The coral bark maple is starting to be glorious
and Hakonechloa ‘Beni Kaze’ is changing colour.
Japanese Maples are amazing, ‘Waterfall’ is green all year, but look at the fall colour,
and ‘Full Moon’ is starting to do its stuff as well.
And look at the mushrooms that have decided to make Kilbourne Grove their home, such a great harvest look. Luckily I don’t like mushrooms, so I look and definitely don’t touch!
I will miss the full neon effect, but I am glad I was able to get a bit of a taste for fall.
By the way, do you say fall or autumn? I read that autumn was English and fall, American, but I think it is a bit mixed up know. As a Canadian, heavily influenced by both England and America, I say both.