Archive for Thursday, October 7, 2010

Autumn is here

October 7, 2010

A few short weeks ago we were wondering if it would ever cool off.

My father-in-law used to say as soon as he heard the locusts singing, “six weeks to frost.” I have never paid that much attention because I always knew John knew what he was talking about.

Sure enough, it has cooled off and on Sept. 22 we had our autumnal equinox. That means the day and night have an equal amount of time. Now the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer. We have noticed the trees are starting to turn on their fall colors, and the acorns are falling so the squirrels will have something to eat all winter. Soon we will have piles of leaves to rake and bag.

Every season is busy but it seems to me that autumn is overwhelmed with wonderful outings to the local pumpkin patch or apple farm. Every weekend is chocked full with church dinners, flea markets and city festivals.

This past weekend alone we had the Friday, Saturday and Sunday book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library. It was wonderful and brought a lot of people out and books were sailing out the door by the boxful. Saturday night we went to the St. Martin Lutheran Church October fest, and Sunday the Saint Casimir,-Sacred Heart annual dinner and Bazaar. This is not to mention all the five or six events we missed.

This coming Saturday, Oct.9, Lansing will be playing host to the fifth annual Autumn In The Grove celebration at Kelly Grove Park on Highway 7 and Gilman Road. This is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and promises to be a great time for everyone. This gives our local organizations and opportunity to raise funds and share information about their group. I will be there with my paintings, along with other local artists. There will be a stage for music. The Festhaus Musikanten and the Shortleaf Band will perform. There will be pumpkin decorating, a bond fire, baked goods, hot cider, children’s crafts and a farmers market just to name a few.

We are praying for good weather but just in case the weather is bad, it will take place at the Crossroads Methodist Church across the street, where the parking will be. They are also offering a chili dinner.

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