The inevitable

Ahhhhh, the nice summertime view off my deck.


What’s that?

That right there?!
Do you see the red?!

Excuse me while I go sob.

Don’t get me wrong, I love fall. I love the cool crisp nights, cuddling under blankets. I love the stews and casseroles. The colors, ohh the colors! Our neighborhood is surrounded by woods and it’s just beautiful. It changes everyday, a canvas that can only be painted by our Creator.

But that only lasts for another 6 weeks.

Then it’s barren, and cold, and wet. And dark. Followed by the freezing cold and blowing snow. The snow that traps me in the house time and time again seeing as how we live far from ‘town’ and the plows don’t come our way often enough. Over the last couple of years this has meant that I literally don’t leave the house for a couple weeks at a time. You know, cause with all that precious cargo I’m carrying these days, it’s just not worth it.

And you’d think growing up here in Michigan, I’d have gotten into some winter sports or something. Ummm, no.

So here we go folks. The inevitable is coming. I’m trying not to scream “noooooooo!” every time I walk out the door, and really trying to enjoy these last few days of running outside without spending 30 minutes getting everyone bundled up.

Also – tell me, how do you deal with the cold blustery winter?

*And I’m glad I’m not the only one that feels this way! Beth was posting the same thing as I was out taking my pictures!

About Donielle

Donielle is an amateur herbalist and natural momma to two littles (with another babe in heaven) after dealing with being less than fertile. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health.


  1. Hate to tell you this, but we're an hour from the desert, so when we get tired of the cold, we drive down the mountain & are out of it.

    When i was growing up (in Montana) that was never an option. I sure appreciate it now.

    Enjoy the weather while you can. :)

  2. I am actually really jealous! I grew up in northern IL, so I am used to those kinds of winters. We live in SW Missouri and while we do get cold winters, we don't get the snow. We get ICE. SHEETS OF ICE! It's horrible (partly because my husband and I are apparently the only people in this corner of the state who know how to drive in winter weather :)

  3. You are definitely not the only one. Another friend of mine posted something nearly identical the other day. These are exactly my same sentiments as well. I grew up here, I should be used to it by now. But I still hate it. I feel cold even indoors in the winter. I get chilled to the bone. And commuting as much as I have to in ice & snow. No thanks. We really need to shorten up our winter season around here. Really, it only needs to be long enough to freeze the maple trees so we can get some syrup in the spring. Anything beyond that is overkill.

  4. At the end of summer I am sick of washing the mud off of everyone when they want to come inside but about 5 minutes after winter starts I am gnashing my teeth at the gloves, mittens, socks and shoes. By January I am fantasizing about hot weather and mud! And I like the cold better than the heat but it's the kids and the winter gear that drives me bonkers.

  5. Michelle @ Find Your Balance says:

    Legwarmers. Sweaters. Sweater tights. Waterproof boots. Hoods and hats that actually cover my ears.

    I have given up trying to look fashionable during the windy, snowy Boston winters!

  6. Mrs. Nichole J. says:

    Ahhh I am EXCITED about Fall! But when you live in South Texas our winters are not like that… lol so looking foward to more extreme heat is SO NICE!