Neglecting Fall.

I am the kind of person who used to wait all year for the coming of fall because it meant the following:

  • crisp cool air
  • photographing gorgeous fall leaves
  • my birthday
  • my anniversary
  • friends by the bonfire
  • pumpkin carving
  • hot soups
  • scarecrow making
  • Halloween decorating (my favorite holiday)

But sadly, I have yet to be able to participate in most of the things I love best about fall. There was no birthday celebration, my husband and I both almost forgot our anniversary, not a single Halloween decoration has come out, no soups have been made, no pumpkins carved, and I have sorely missed out on photographing any fall scenes this year. Ugh. Of course, I have plenty of excuses, as my parents home burned down, my husband and I are helping them on a daily basis, we are trying to get our house ready for sale, I have been working on healing a medical issue (don’t worry) and we are still working on my mother-in-laws estate issues. SO, we have plenty else going on!

But there is still time! I purchased some pumpkins, I took out the box of Halloween decorations, there are still leaves to be photographed, and I have plenty of ingredients to make a really good soup. There is hope!

So, I must remember to schedule in some fun time — especially for Isaac — so that he an experience all the joys of this season. I think a nice fall walk is in order …. provided we can wear enough blazing orange to avoid all the hunters nestled in the treetops (we ran into one yesterday on a short walk down the road). And it’s time to carve some funky faces into those massive pumpkins on our porch. I’ll be sure to share the photos 🙂



Jodi Renshaw

About Jodi Renshaw

Jodi is a homeschooling Mom, a photographer, a wife, and a proud resident of the city of Bangor. She spends part of her time working at a locally-owned shop in the downtown area, part of her time homeschooling her favorite young man, and most of her time behind a camera lens. She often writes about adoption, family life, homeschooling, and community.