At the Season’s End

maple leaves

We had a killing frost last night. Our gentle autumn has come to a close…

Time to put the lawn furniture away. Finish cleaning out the vegetable garden. Plant the garlic. Clean and store the tools.Β Hide the squirt guns in the basement until summer rolls back around.


But maybe not today.


Maybe today, the sun is shining.


There are a few Good Days left before the snow flies…

Maybe today…

...and CATCH!

…is for play.


42 thoughts on “At the Season’s End

  1. I know how you feel, it’s the same over here in the UK although we’ve yet to experience a bad frost yet although it will be any day now. The leaves are certainly good fun to play around with though πŸ™‚

  2. Happy, happy children!
    “Hide the squirt guns” isn’t on my list of fall chores, but “buy dog beds” was. The furpods are much cozier now.

    • My grandson would squirt those things right up until they froze if I left them out, so it’s the basement for them! The Rufus-Dog needs a new bed with a washable cover…I’d forgotten how smooth-coated dogs smell πŸ˜‰

  3. What lovely photos of the children – pure joy written all over their faces! Yes, hope there will be a few days or even weeks before we all need to worry about snow.

  4. Looks like a great day for play. I love the shots with the house in the background.
    I find it strange the idea of having to pack stuff away for winter, our winter is so mild the only that really changes is whether or the pot plants need to be watered. πŸ™‚

  5. Love your photos! Great shots of the kids! Don’t you miss being a kid every once in a while! πŸ˜€
    Taking out more winter clothes today and packing away the summer clothes sadly….sigh…LOL

    • Nah, I don’t miss being a kid…mostly because *I* get to pick what’s for dinner now πŸ˜‰
      I left one pair of shorts in the drawer when I moved stuff over a few weeks ago…doubt I’ll put them back on until May at this point.

  6. Wouldn’t it be nice to take a walk along Thames Street and have a bite to eat at the Black Pearl! I’m thinking Clam’s Casino followed by some nice hot clam chowda! Mmmmm…maybe the White Horse Tavern for dinner? LOL Do I get homesick? Yeah!!!!! πŸ˜€

    • The weather’s perfect for it, and the tourists are GONE! But you know what’s more fun (and better food) these days? Hope Street in Bristol!
      Best part? No roving gangs of drunk frat boys throwing each other into the road in front of your car….

      • We used to go for breakfast at a little diner on Hope Street right where the split is coming in from Warren! I remember a little place called The Golden Goose, Tweet’s Balzano’s, The Lobster Pot, The Wharf Tavern and Rod’s grill for hot wienies in Warren and there was a lovely inn…hmmm…oh yeah…Nathaniel Porter Inn on Water Street! It has been years since I lived there. So many new places and so many gone. My sister has a dance company and her big fund raiser is held at Blount’s Clam Shack on the water front in Warren. She holds it there every year before the end of summer. Oh what I would do for a lobster roll! LOL Her hubby is a prof at Roger Williams University.

  7. They look so happy at play. Your photos are great. I especially love the last one with the leaves coming towards the viewer. I can’t believe how tall Angel is getting!

  8. I agree with what others have said, It is great to watch the kids play. Even in the house with all the noise was fun. I have a few leaves down but not enough to run through. I have to fight with the yard man to “leave some on the driveway”. I find they are great for getting a shovel underneath if there is a sheet of ice. Keep warm everyone!!

  9. the last photo is a cracker Miss Marie! And yes time to put garden furniture away, I can’t plant the garlic yet – I need a couple of dry days, it seems to have rained and rained for the last few weeks here, and not much else!

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