I’m looking forward to winter, while clinging to the memories of fall.
Transition time … acclimation … or is it acclimatization time? Okay, I looked it up in Webster’s New World Dictionary – both words are correct.
I actually become acclimated to cool temps when I spend time outdoors.
We keep our home cooler than some, so I wear sweaters and cozy socks. When I’m inside looking out, it seems cold.
So during the first week of cooler days, especially when it was overcast, I would look outdoors and decide to stay in, unless I had to go out.
Thank goodness I went out! Once I was outdoors, dressed for the weather, it was no problem. And I loved it.
By the way, I’m not talking about going out shopping or driving somewhere. I’m talking about walking or working in the outdoors for hours.
I’m old enough to realize that I will face this sometime every fall or winter, so each year I’m ready for it and really don’t spend time thinking about it.
On the flip side, when we experienced unseasonably warm weather last winter and spring, I found myself wanting winter to last longer.
Here are a few images my eyes and camera captured while in the outdoors during the last few weeks that I didn’t share with you yet.