October 6, 2009
The most wonderful time of the year
Reasons why autumn is my favorite time of year: pumpkins, scarves, cranberry sauce, autumn leaves, warm drinks, and more scarves. As for warm drinks, my favorites are hot chocolate, tea and chai lattes. I'm currently trying to think up a way to create pumpkin chai lattes. Mmm.
However, I have to admit that my little autumn collage is definitely idealized. I remember last year's autumn involved a lot of rain and a lot of shivering, and the trees don't really turn bright colors here, just brown. A more realistic collage would have a picture of me shivering at the bus stop, me shivering at my desk in the office, me shivering while riding my bike, and me at home, bundled under blankets with a mug of hot tea. And it barely ever gets under 40 degrees here! Maybe I need to gain weight? Well, that shouldn't be too hard if my pumpkin chai lattes turn out well. If I figure out a good recipe, I'll post it here.
Another great autumn image! I took this photograph in 2007 in the mountains of Japan. This was my host family's house. I lived in the little tipi to the left.* Needless to say, I did a lot of shivering there too.
*Not really. I did take the photo though, and I did do a lot of shivering.