Wednesday, October 22, 2008


anyone who lives in edmonton knows that we never get much of a fall. we're not like halifax with their weeks of beautiful bright leaves and ever-crisping winds. we don't enjoy a long and bountiful harvest like southern ontario or quebec might and we rarely get rain and rainbows and lingering green like in vancouver. in edmonton fall comes after the first week of september, turns the leaves golden the week after, blows most of them to the ground by the end of the month and snow hits by halloween, you can set your watch to it. at least we can look forward to sunshine throughout, snowstorms included.

this year, for whatever reason, we're enjoying an unusually warm and pleasant fall. an indian summer even. the mornings are crisp and clear and blue, the afternoons are generally warm and the evenings crackle with the excitement of a changing season rather than the dread of a fast approaching winter.

let's hope this lovely weather lasts just a little bit longer before we need to think about scarves and socks and keeping out the cold (though that can be fun too). I trust everyone is enjoying these last few weeks of fall; it’s a great time to wander down the avenue, sit for a last patio brunch, crunch leaves during river valley walks and meet friends for an evening beer. enjoy.

1 comment:

miss vanilli said...

I miss you lovely ladies. It snowed here yesterday! It didn't stay, but it fell down nonetheless.