When the weather can’t make up it’s mind. It’s Autumn one day, cool and frosty overnight with brilliant cobalt blue skies and changing leaves during the day. The next day it’s back to summer, hot and humid, usually ending in a thunderstorm, the day after that will be positively miserable with rain and cold temperatures. When I come in from work one day I put on shorts and a tshirt and sit on the deck enjoying the warm weather. Then the next day I come home from work, put on sweatpants and a long sleeved top and sit indoors with my knitting and a hot cup of tea.
It’s the time of year when the front garden is starting to look like Autumn..
Yet the back garden is still resolutely Summer, not a single splash of colour to be seen anywhere, apart from green that is.
It’s the time of year where last Saturday I wore shorts and a strappy top and got my back sunburnt…. and last Sunday I was all wrapped up against the cold and cooking comfort food in the shape of a roast chicken dinner and a warming blackberry and apple crumble for afters.
It’s also the time of year when I have two pairs of pajamas neatly folded at the end of the bed. One thick, warm pair and one thin cotton pair and I switch them around practically every night depending on whether the day was hot or cold.
Earlier in the week it was the warm pj’s with the covers pulled up tight. The last couple of nights have been back to the short sleeved cotton ones again, last night was the cotton ones and sleeping on top of the sheets.
Yes. It’s Fall. It’s Michigan. It’s very beautiful. And I love it.