Hello lovelies! ILY the Frosty Kitten at it again!
Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day;
Every leaf speaks bliss to me
Fluttering from the autumn tree.
When I woke up this morning, the room was dark still even though I had woken up at the same time I always do. Birds were singing like usual and a delightful soft murmur of rain drops made it almost impossible to get out of bed. I managed, finally, and when I went out on the balcony, I realized that the darkness isn’t the end of the world—it’s just autumn. Beautiful, chilly, rainy autumn.
Nothing like a pumpkin muffin and a hot latte to start autumn off right!
When I think about autumn, I think about the start of the school year, cozy sweaters, lattes, and hot apple cider. However, the most prominent memory will always be that of my grandmother being a busy bee in our kitchen, making jam, pickles, and other winter provisions. That’s one awesome thing about growing up in Europe as a kid: back there and then, making your own winter provisions was a real thing. I’ll never forget the sweet smell of boiling fruits and cinnamon, the salty smell of boiling cucumbers and other veggies waiting to be pickled, and, most of all, the image of my granny and grandpa working together in our kitchen, while my cousin and I sneaked around trying to eat everything before it was done.
Nowadays, where I live, people don’t have the time or desire to be so traditional. Probably because they also don’t have to since you can find anything you can think of already there for you on the grocery store shelves. You can have anything you want any time of the year you want it. And usually at the same price or with little to no difference. However, I encourage you to try and eat fruits and veggies that are in season because they’re more likely to be grown in your own backyard type of thing. Plus, then you get to fully experience each season the way it’s meant to be experienced!
I hope you all have a wonderful day today! Please feel free to share with me your favourite things about autumn, and I’d love to know your favourite memories of this season so we can all share in a feel good Friday vibe!
Til next time... Stay Frosty!
ILY the Frosty Kitten