September Time Warp

Hello again Farmgirl Friends!

I hope this finds you well and cozy as autumn starts to creep across the northern hemisphere.  We are well on our way to more wintery days up here in AK.  Last week the leaves turned their bright yellows and oranges, while this week they are decidedly more brown.  On a walk the other day with the girls, Ava kept exclaiming, “I don’t like these ugly plants!  Why is everything dying? Why is it brown?  I do not enjoy these ugly plants!!” She was very adamant about her distaste for the senescing leaves…Alas, the nature lover in me could not convince her that this was meant to be–that the plants and trees are getting ready to sleep for the winter.  She was stuck on the aesthetics!

From a hike a few weeks ago.  She wanted to know what it fells like to be a mushroom.

From a hike a few weeks ago. She wanted to know what it fells like to be a mushroom.

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  1. Krista says:

    I feel the same way. August and September have just flown by. I figured it was because I had so much going on with multiple deadlines but I guess the changing weather and daylight probably play a big role. Every day I kept telling myself that I needed to take my little guys 9 month picture. Well…I finally took the picture last night and he turns 10 months tomorrow. That’s how time has been escaping me. I’m hoping by the first of October I’ll be back on track. I loved seeing all your pictures and adventures. Looks like your family made some wonderful memories. Your girls are growing up so quickly. Thank goodness we have cameras to document all those times.

    • Alexandra Wilson says:

      Thanks, Krista! I love your story about the nine month pics. It’s interesting how these seemingly simple tasks are the ones that keep getting pushed back. It probably takes all of ten minutes to accomplish somethings, but often ten minutes is very difficult thing to come by–especially when everyone/everything is cooperating. I’m looking forward to October, too! And yes, thank goodness for cameras. Our mom-brains can only retain so much. Hope your schedule calms down soon!

  2. Ramona Puckett says:

    Beautiful family and beautiful pictures!

  3. Susabelle says:

    My day job keeps me busy from mid-August to mid-October, so the whole thing always goes by in a blur. Here in Colorado, our “golden sunshine” has been because of smoke from wildfires, and while we’ve had some cool days, we’ve also had a whole peck of 90+, so it’s hard to think about fall. But my garden is pretty ready – the squash and pumpkins are dying back, the roses are on their last bloom, and the beans have given up production. I will still have tomatoes, and eggplant, and the flowers are glorious. But we need rain. 🙂

    I love fall, and the coming winter. It really does mean I get to slow down. At least, after November is over!

    • Alexandra Wilson says:

      I love that the plants know it’s time to rest even if the weather isn’t feeling like it should be fall yet. I hope the fires die back soon. There have been so many natural disasters this summer…I also hope your schedule calms down a bit!! Thanks for checking in 🙂

  4. bonnie ellis says:

    I love the vignettes of your adorable family. Those girls are getting a wonderful education in life and nature. You are lucky for the new technology of cell phone cameras. When my kids were little, we just took the pictures and had to wait for them to be developed. No chance to see them right away and e-mail them to grandparents.

    • Alexandra Wilson says:

      Thank you, Bonnie! I think if we had to develop film I’d end up with rolls developed long after they were taken (perhaps even years!), which would be a nice surprise in some ways…

  5. Joan says:

    Great blog!! We too are mostly autumn! sunny days too. The Aspens are beautiful. Take care. God bless.

  6. Marilyn says:

    Ava and Opal are having so much fun. They are two beautiful girls.

  7. Joy Pascarella says:

    Great blog! I felt the excitement and joy in it. It is good to look back to remind us that life it really good.

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