Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Color me cozy by Magdalena Scott


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Well, gang, we made it to autumn, the season I love best. Here in southern Indiana, we've even had a few days of seasonal temperatures. Nice! Of course, as I write this we're back to the 80s. Fingers crossed that it doesn't last long.

I love pretty much everything about fall. Crickets singing, the sun's altered slant during the day. The fact that it's still dark outside when I get up in the morning, and dark by the time I go to bed. The list is long...

It's time to prepare for cooler days and nights, and I'm jazzed about it.

I'm re-watching one of my favorite series, Northern Exposure. In a recent episode, the inhabitants of Cicely, Alaska were getting ready for winter by overeating. Like a bear preparing to hibernate, I guess. 

Much as I adore my buddies in Cicely, adding to my waistline isn't on the agenda. And as an apartment dweller, I don't need to stock up on firewood or check the exterior of the house to be sure it'll withstand the cold north wind.

So what are my preparations?

I have bought some books. Hardbacks and paperbacks. I love reading ebooks, but at this time of year, it's especially nice to curl up with a hefty read. (Happy endings only!)

And speaking of curling up, that's much cozier under the alpaca blanket a friend gave me, or for super cold times, the Indiana University stadium blanket. 

I bought some cornmeal from a local historic mill. I'm not a cookie or cake baker, but on cold days I enjoy homemade soup with a cornstick or two on the side. (You're right to think I'll need to watch the waist if this happens too often.)

Photo by Yoksel 🌿 Zok on Unsplash

A few weeks ago, I bought three beautiful chrysanthemums from local growers: yellow, dark-red, and white.

I'm playing my mountain dulcimer more these days too. It's a peaceful endeavor year-round but seems even more enjoyable right now.

Okay, it's your turn. How are you preparing for the fall and winter seasons?

Magdalena Scott

Website: https://magdalenascott.com/


  1. I enjoy everything about autumn too. I've added red chrysanthemums to my garden.

    1. It will be delightful to see those red mums bloom again next year. Great idea, Cindy!

  2. Fall isn't my favorite because that means colder weather is coming. I'm not a cold weather person.

    1. Understood, Merrillee. Among other things, it's probably no fun trying to play tennis in the cold.