Thursday, October 1, 2009

Welcome to Fall

Sean and I went to the MOHAI on Saturday for free museum day. I have to say, I was a bit disappointed. The museum had good information about the rich history of Seattle and Puget Sound, but it seemed a bit underfunded. Still, it was a fun outing followed by a late lunch/early dinner.

Fall has definitely arrived in Seattle this week. Since I blogged last, the leaves on the trees have suddenly turned shades of gold and red. The rain has returned and it's definitely Fall rain: colder, steadier with sharper rain drops. It's getting dark early and tonight the sun should be completely in bed by 7 p.m. The air smells wonderful: crisp with pine undertones, rather than the sweetness of summer air.

The turn of the seasons is always an exciting time. I am still hoping to can one more batch of peach butter this weekend and dehydrate some tomatoes. But, I am also planning for recipes with roasted winter squash and other Fall goodies.

Chili season in the Siem family is scheduled to begin this weekend. Sean will be so excited! What are you doing to welcome Fall?


Sean said...

chilli season & crackers - omfg it is so time.

I love summer in seattle, but a part of me is always hoping for a cold snap to justify demands for chilli.


Daina said...

Preparing for fall:
-Planning my annual pumpkin carving extravaganza
-Baking! mmm pumpkin bread
-Christmas shopping for paul and strategically hiding presents around the house!
-anticipating november so we can put up the tree and hear christmas music non-stop
-pulling out the charlie brown dvds
-possibly crafting warm things like knitting or attempting to sew!

Daina said...

oh yes...and one more, watching scary movies all month!

Alton said...

I was just thinking of all the sports on TV going on. Any the scary movies on tv thing.