Sunday, November 13, 2011

Fall, In my Neck of the Woods

I love the look of a traditional fall with the red, orange, and yellow leaves, and we do get a little of that look down here.  Many of our trees won't lose the bulk of their leaves until December, or even January.  For the most part, fall is a very unusual time and the weather can vary from nearly freezing temperatures to summer like temperatures.  The mums are blooming but so are the canna lilies...

and the ginger...

and the Alstroemeria...

How do you dress your children in the Deep South, for autumn?  Oh that is very difficult, and it is even harder to organize their clothes drawers.  Summer outfits can never be completely out of reach, and yet, you  must be able to put your hands on long pants, gloves, and jackets.

One day last week the children were barefoot as they played in the grass with their cousin.

They were playing football, but she seems to be questioning how long they need to be in this position and what exactly they are doing.  Due to the fact that she is without a decent pair of hips, her already belt tightened pants needed to be held.  I think she has a future as a twiggy model.

By the end of the week we had a fire going as it was in the lower 30's.

For the men in my house fall is not a question of what the kids are wearing or what is blooming in the yard.  This time of year it is all about what can be hunted.  So far they have added two deer to the freezer, and yesterday, since it was youth duck hunting day in Georgia, the young one went on his first duck expedition.  

This is what a ten year old looks like after getting up at 4:30 am and spending a few hours in the duck pond.  

He was very proud of his duck and the dog thought it was a good thing, too.

And before we know it...spring will be here.  I prefer to just ignore the winter season.  Ignorance is bliss and I think I'll just spend January and February in the house.  I must have bear in my soul...hibernation how I like to survive the cold months.  

What is fall like in your neck of the woods?

*This story is reposted at Mama Kat's Losin It.
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