“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Sunday came and we turned our clocks back. In two days, October will be over. For me, the beginning of autumn has always seemed like the real beginning of the new year – children go to back to school, summer holidays are over and the world starts functioning again, refreshed after all that R&R. But as soon as it jumped up on us, it’s now barely within our grasp anymore as we buy the last of our pumpkins, look for Christmas-themed lattes at Starbucks and start making wish lists for Santa. I say, there’s only two days left so let’s make it count.
Today we went to the supermarket and saw piles of winter squash just waiting to be picked. So we did!
These little fellas below were just too cute to resist! The photo below shows two Jack-be-Little’s, I’m having a hard time finding a name for the big, pale orange squash however. Can anyone help me out? In the end we bought one Jack-be-Little, one Sweet Dumpling (top-right, cream and green stripes) and the nameless pumpkin!
Between them I’ll be making some special cupcakes which I’ll be blogging about later, and The Boy wants to do another soup, though I think it will be a very small amount! I just love these rich colours which are so warming and remind you why this time of the year is the best: steaming soups, wrapped to the hilt in scarves and jumpers, watching it get dark outside at 5pm! I’m just as eager for Christmas as the next person, I also want to show my appreciation for the Orange Month. Until next year!