Fall Freeze Frame

If you live in Northeast Ohio – has this day been perfect or what?  This is my most favorite time of the year with all the color changes of the trees, the crispness in the evening air, the bright blue sky and big puffy clouds and good ‘ol Mr. Sun when he decides to come out and play.

So – I’d like to make a wish and have a dream come true.  Could we please freeze frame today and keep it until, oh, say…April?  Then in April start turning up the heat again.

The problem with the beautiful Ohio Fall is that it is usually followed by icky snow in the winter.  Well, not exactly “usually”, more like “always”!  I’m not a snow person.  I’m best sticking my toes in the sand at water’s edge and letting the sun beat down on me until I’m so hot I have to take a dip to cool off.  Then start the process over again.  Snow just makes me grumpy.  Snow does not “Tickle Me Pink” in the least.  Yet, even in those times when the sky opens and the white stuff falls and falls and falls some more, I can still find something to laugh about…

Like the time I let our little dog out to “do business” and I lost her in the snow drift….

Like the time I did a couple 360*’s during a storm on a major highway ending up the wrong direction and broke into laughter realizing the big semi had everyone blocked until I was done doing doughnuts…

Like the time we had a snow day, so we all took off for ice skating and I learned that being the end person on the crack the whip line is NOT the best spot and doesn’t make YOU go the fastest (thanks Chuck C.)…

Like the time we went tubing and rolled my cousin down the hill inside the earthmover intertube (see blogpost of January 13, 2011)…

Like the time my Mom tried to walk across to the neighbors house to have coffee while the snow and ice kept coming and she hit ice, went horizontal at about 4 foot in the air, then came down–hopped up and continued on…

Wait!  I’m thinking that Ohio Winter following Ohio Fall may not be so awful bad after all!

So, you know what, bring on the Fall!  I’ll deal with what ‘ol man Winter will bring when it gets here.  And get here it will.  For now, I’m going to love the beautiful colors of leaves that have changed, the blue skies and Mr. Sun as long as I can.  Oh yeah, and Fall brings apple season in Ohio and I’m thinking it’s time for my two Fall traditions–Apple Crisp and a batch of Caramelcorn, too!

What’s your favorite time of year?  I’d love for you to share it with all of us here.

…and that’s all I have to say about that!


4 thoughts on “Fall Freeze Frame

  1. Loved reading about your winter experiences…especially since we don’t have winter at all down here in Texas 🙂

    Summer used to be my favorite season, until I graduated and realized it’s not so fun to sizzle all day, every day when you have to actually get dressed and go to work instead of lay by the pool. Since becoming a ‘grown-up’, fall has become my favorite time of year. I love the excitement of looking forward to the holidays!

    Great post!

  2. Yes, Fall does bring great holidays with it, doesn’t it Brittany! Sometimes, it’s not fun being a grown-up as I would love to be just chillin’ by the pool myself! (With a poolboy to bring me a fresh iced sweet tea every so often, too!!)

  3. Oh Tammy, I WISH I could enjoy your beautiful autumn weather. I’d even take the winter weather, girl! I miss it so much. Florida is the land of boiling heat and then more heat. LOL

    Enjoyed your funny little stories–just be careful this winter, okay? 🙂

  4. Julie – my door is always open and there’s an empty bed as well! Come whenever! October is always a beautiful month to me with all the colors strewn all over the horizon. The other evening, even the sunset had an orange, fall-like hue and hubby and I both commented on the neat color.

    Winter – well, not much color…wait, white is a crayon, so I guess we have color in winter in Ohio!

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