What Happened To Autumn?

The Four Seasons

The seasons are typically Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, right?






Now, doesn’t the picture to the right vividly underscore what Autumn should look like? Soul-stirring, beautiful fiery colours.  Such amazing colours combined with the fresh, crispiness of the air produce nostalgic feelings and inspire one to curl up under a blanket with a good book drinking a hot cup of chai or chicory tea.



Freezing cold temperatures, thick snow several inches deep, beautiful sunsets…the beauty of all of which one can behold from within one’s home. Lol.




You get my point, right?  By the way,  I didn’t take the pictures above.  They are beautiful though, aren’t they?  I found them here – a website where you can download pictures for free.

Autumn in Ohio

I have no idea what an Autumn in Ohio is/should be like.  We were just getting introduced to Autumn, when it was callously sent packing by Winter.

Anyhow, the little bit of Autumn we got to enjoy for about 2 weeks can be seen in the pictures below that I did take 😉 .  A few precious moments forever captured on screen, thankfully.

View From Our Front Entrance


Such Colours

Enjoying a Cup of Chicory Tea With a Piece of Grain-Free Brownie














Early Winter Snowy Showers

This morning we awoke to this (not too clear, apologies):


Snow Showers

Light rain with fairly heavy snow that didn’t stay on the ground due to the rain.  Azkarah was thrilled and went outside, briefly, to ‘taste’ the snow.

Winter decided that our first meeting with it should be a snowy shower this morning, dropping temperatures to almost 0°Celsius (32° Fahrenheit).  Snow in October, well, that’s the first I’ve heard or seen of it!  I hope it’s not here to stay because it’s too freezing cold, way too early in the year to be enjoyed.  I hope Autumn comes back!

What’s the weather like where you are?  It’s cold in Düsseldorf, Germany, where a family member lives; extremely hot in Accra, Ghana, where other family members are.  What’s the weather like where you are?

To end, I have a question that I need an answer to.  I could ask Google; that’s what everybody does these days, but I’d rather ask you…. What is the difference between a ‘cup‘ and a ‘mug‘?  Would you call the large Ohio drinking vessel (in the picture above) that I shared about in this post, a ‘cup‘ or a ‘mug‘?

Goodnight! 🙂

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2 Responses to What Happened To Autumn?

  1. Alysanna says:

    Hey there!

    In my native homeland, the Philippines, we only have two seasons: wet and dry or summer and rainy seasons. But I’m from a city which is not so hot during the summer that’s why it’s called the summer capital of the Philippines and many tourists enjoy staying there.

    I am currently based in the Middle East and they have 4 seasons here like in Ohio. My favorite of course is autumn which is from September to November because the weather is perfect, except when it’s humid.

    The autumn season here may not be like what your autumn picture is like but it’s still the best time of the year for me. Summer and winter are extremes. You can’t survive the summer without air conditioning while you definitely need heaters during the winter.

    What’s the difference between a cup and a mug? Hmmm… let me give a wild guess. I think a cup is always smaller and a mug is always bigger. I did not google this, promise (lol)!

    Happy autumn!

    • admin says:

      Hi Alysanna,

      I never knew that there are 4 seasons in the Middle East.  That’s very interesting.  I always assumed that there were two, like you shared about the Philippines.  I grew up in Ghana, West Africa, where we have 2 seasons as well – the rainy season and the Harmattan (dry) season (which is when the winds from the Sahara dessert blow down south, bringing with them dust, lots of dust).  

      Having lived and spent over two decades in Europe, I have acclimatised to the 4-seasonal weather, with Autumn (Fall) being my most favourite season of all 😉

      Hahaha, I don’t know the difference between a cup and a mug but I’m curious to know what others think!  I like your description,though 😉


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