Friday, November 09, 2007

What season is this?

When I was single and living in New York City, I didn't pay attention to the seasons as much. I knew that winter was coming when the heat came on (thank you landlord); I knew that spring was coming when I got more requests for dates (you know, spring fever); I knew when summer was imminent when my coworkers began plotting planning their weekends at the shore and each morning in the fall, it was actually glorious to go out to work with the bright skies and colorful leaves - central park was a painters palette of beauty.

Now, in the suburbs running a household you are supposed to be acutely aware of Mother Nature and HER schedule. Yes it is fall, but just because there aren't many leaves actually falling doesn't mean you get to goof off.

For example, my pal Phyllis knew what time of year it was when she showed off her pumpkin patch that had overrun her deck at her lake house






She was also hip to the season, regardless of the weather, when she showed off her newly minted sweater made with the lovely Louet Gems -

It was Halloween and she was playing around


But me, I'm a romantic (and lazy I reckon), I was swayed by the balmy unseasonable weather and, well, you know, the need to knit. Last week I did do something seasonable, I hauled in my tropical plants because the weatherman said Jersey was going to go frosty overnight.



Otherwise, nada. I haven't done much seasonably. Oh, I did buy bulbs but I haven't put them in the ground as yet. I haven't had the sprinkler system winterized (shush, don't tell the insurance company), and, one other kinda major thing I haven't attended to -


I haven't closed my pool!



I keep telling myself that I'm mentally fatigued from the drama with sending off my first born to college, AND living through two other major milestones - turning one child 13 and another one 16 all in the same year! Poor family planning...

Anyway, if I give you pleasant proof why it has been easy to forget about fall tasks, will you think kinder of me?








Freesia still in bloom in November - amazing!

14 comments:

LaVerna said...

I am hating this warm weather.I am ready for it to feel like Thanksgiving is in 2 weeks.Lovely freesia though.

hakucho said...

We have been lucky as it's been unseasonably warm fall...until now...it's freezing and I can't seem to warm up! Beautiful November Freesia :)

Virtuous said...

Haha! I saw that is pretty darn good proof @ freesia!!
Just beautiful!

LOL @ when you were single in NY what determined the seasons

Hurry up and enjoy fall b/c it is almost over with!!!

Mary Anne said...

Amazing, freesia in November. You must have very warm temps. We are so chilly here on the west coast. I love the photo of the runaway pumpkin patch!

del said...

If my DH wasn't around, none of that would get done. We only just got some chilly weather here recently. Fall...mmmmmm.

Anonymous said...

Uuuuh! Freesia still blooming? My plants did die over these last days.Love the runaway pumpkin patch. Great sweather too.

AR said...

I'd be perfectly happy with only one season, summer. I've been pretty happy with the unseasonably warm weather. Shame on me.

Lynn said...

What a lovely shade of green your cement pond is!!

Beverly said...

The Freesia is beautiful. Down here it's warm then cold then warm and cold again. You can always tell it's fall by Friday night football.

sahara said...

Wow, it's been wonderful coming over to your blog, to see what you've been up to! Your hats are uber-phat! And I love freesia; their scent is heady for me.

As for the college bound––my mom changed my room over to her sewing room, as soon as I left, and I went to school in the city.LOL

The Inga hat is lovely! I've been trying to avoid Ravelry, but now here is one more reason to go there; uh oh.

Rebecca said...

oh no. so now i have another reason to envy you--besides all your fabulous knitting projects: the pool! you have a pool. sigh!

Rositta said...

Freezia still blooming, I'm not surprised, I still had roses last week and raspberries and I'm further north than you. What's going on here?...ciao

Patricia said...

well, further proof of global warming. Pretty soon we Southerners will be hiking our butts to NY for the winter!
I kind of like the shot of the pool with those leaves adrift. Very House and Garden looking.

Sheila said...

So I don't feel bad that we haven't planted te 200 bulbs we brought and DH hasn't winterized the sprinkler system yet. Also why does our hibiscus tree bulbs looking like they're ready to burst open. Freesia are so pretty. Lol @ single and determining the seasons.