The Frost Is On The Pumpkin

My Dad always announced the start of a chilly Fall morning with the phrase, “The frost is on the pumpkin.” I remember that well because it meant that we had to put on a jacket before school. I don’t know if it was a common phrase, but it came to mind this morning out of the blue because even though we had the air conditioners on a few days ago, I think fall is here. Finally.

We’re in that in-between stage where it’s chillier in the early morning hours and warms up at mid-day. I like this turn of weather. It makes me smile because a little chill in the air feels invigorating. Do you feel the same way? I love the fall colors too – all jeweled tones of red, orange and gold. Mother Nature has such a magnificent palette.

The leaves have begun turning just a bit here. A few have fallen, but not many which is good. While I love the change of season, bare trees are somehow a bit sad to me and yet they’re a reminder that when we lose it all, we have inner strength to grow and to continue to stand tall.

Life is like the change of seasons. Each season guides our souls on this life journey that includes good times and sad ones. Another one of my Dad’s expressions was “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” Because he spoke French to us as well, he would add, “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose” which, by the way, is a quote from writer Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr.

I guess it’s Dad’s day here on my blog because I am recalling the song, “Turn Turn Turn” by The Byrds. Do you know it?

Well, Happy Fall Y’all. I’ve missed you!

Shine On!


10 thoughts on “The Frost Is On The Pumpkin

  1. Our leaves are almost done here! Fall is becoming a memory as winter looms — but then, we’re north of the 49th parallel on the eastern ride of the Rockies. We’re a cold clime!
    My dad used to say that phrase too! And yes, I do remember that song.
    Thanks for the walk down memory lane Misifusa! ❤ It was lovely! ❤

  2. Thank you for sharing!

    This fall is especially beautiful for me.

    We lived in Central CA for five years to be near our family…first grandchild. Missed the fall season while living there…it is my favorite time of year.

    Life’s changes took my son and his family to the Denver, CO area…which is also near our other son and his family.

    Sooo…my hubby and I are both living in Fort Collins, CO now, (near our whole family) and I am experiencing the most beautiful and appreciated autumn here. The colors, brisk air, bright sun, smell of fall in the air. Not to mention pumpkin bread, chili, apple cider. ❤️

    Enjoy this beautiful time of year!

    Love and prayers sent your way!

    • Bernadette this is wonderful news! I am truly happy for you on so many levels, but especially for being able to move close to your sons and their families! This coming holiday season should be even more precious with them nearby!
      I love the Fall too and imagine that CA wasn’t as spectacular as CO is so good for you!! There’s something altogether cozier about the beginning of fall…
      So nice to meet you! I hope you have a wonderful week ahead with love and prayers appreciated and sent back to you too!

  3. Here in Idaho the leaves are turning wonderful shades of red, gold and orange. Sunrise wasn’t until 8! Not sure I am ready for winter! It was good to read your post – was wondering where you were!

    • Hi Saymber, I was very delayed in my responses, so I apologize. It’s been very busy here and I haven’t been on much as you can tell. But I’m still here…always here…big hugs to you!

  4. A beautiful post Yvonne, and winter does bring a beauty all its own. Crunch of ice walking to school, steamy breaths, warm open fires and that cosy snuggle with those we love. It is good to remember our journey, especially with those we love, it gives an appreciation of what we have. And it is good to hear your voice again too my friend ❤️
    But here down under I’m suffering warm, Spring days, butterflies, birds and bright, bright sunshine is the call of each day. After our visit by a curious whale a few weeks back it has changed us all, opened a closed locked down time and hearts gladly walking, talking and just breathing some open air 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

    • Thank goodness you have a bit of sunshine and freedom as I’ve been thinking of you over there. How lovely that you still see all your special wildlife! A whale! Wow! How are your dolphin and birds? I hope the warm sunny days fill your soul with light and love. Be well and stay joyful! 🦋🥰❤️

      • Yes there is plenty of nature all around but strangely the dolphins have been quiet. We are half way through summer and I’ve only seen about a dozen which is very unusual. And oddly we’ve had what the weatherman called a la nina, a colder pattern that turns up every few years and our temperatures are a mild, around 25C where usually we are getting some wilder 35C to 40C which can go into heatwaves of 45C with an odd 50C thrown in. It is very nice actually, instead of ducking for an air conditioner (a virus swamp) we are all out and about in that open air, and loving it 😂. Thank you for your kind words also Yvonne, a lovely energy whenever it is given so returned in kind. Big hugs and have a great day ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

      • Sorry to hear about your lack of dolphins, but the easier summer temps must feel divine. Big hugs back to you Mark! Enjoy your summer day!☀️🦋❤️

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