Thursday, November 4, 2010

Making the Seasonal Transition

I'm a summer gal. I find winter too long, too cold, and too cloudy. This year, I am determined to remind myself that every season has gifts to offer.

November marks the transition from flip-flops and T-shirts to chilly weather,

bare trees, and excuses to turn the oven on.

Here are some of my favorite things about this in-between time:

Slipper socks. Need I say more?

I can now wear this shawl. (Handmade by the wonderful cozy mystery supporter, Mare Fairchild)

Cats on the lap during marathon reading sessions.

Fires. (This one's in my kitchen and, believe it or not, is not happening on the stove or in the oven - LOL!)

Reasons to make pumpkin bread (made this one today), cookies, and pot roasts.

What do you love best about this transitional time? Any favorite cold weather items?