"Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. " ~ Jim Rohn
Change is in the air. You can feel it in the crisp night air and the shortening days. Pumpkin lattes and sweaters are my new life. Just like the fall, I let go, grow and change my colours. A new job for me, a lost job for my husband. House guests (we host international students while they are learning English) and missed friends ( because time has become hijacked by work). This season is going to be all about change, about having fun in the multi coloured seasons of life.
Apple Picking (well almost) at Chudleighs Apple Farm. Because of the wonderful traffic leaving the city we arrived a little later than planned but still wanted to enjoy the outdoors a bit and get into the fall spirit. With our newest addition in tow, Marzipan (cutie in training) we took a hay tractor ride around the apple orchard, and arrived back in time to shop. We left with two large bags of apples one of which were Orange Pippin, a older variety but one we hadn't heard of before. The flavours were complex and nothing like your garden variety apple, an apple crumble, jams, a pumpkin and some flowers.
The Colours of Fall in Algonquin Park, is one of the best ways to witness the change of season. This spectacular show that is at it's peak for only a couple of weeks, draws crowd's from around the world. A hike up Booth's Rock which takes approximately two hours if you're in good athletic shape (I'm not but damned if I am going to huff and puff in front of an 18 year old), gives you one of the best views of this sprawling quilt of reds, oranges and yellows. And of course any drive up highway 11 will have you stopping at Webers. It's a rule.
Everything will not always go as planned, and sometimes the truth is in the saying 'when one door closes another one opens.' So here I go, my fall mission is to embrace change, learn from it and grow. Like the fall leaves, this girl has to shed some weight. Hope your having a wonderful fall so far. Luv K8e
P.S how do you cope with change? Any tidbits of advice?
Originally published on October 13, 2015