Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Autumn blues

When this time of the year rolls along, my entire being begins the process of hibernation. This is my least favourite season. 'Tis the season the leaves fall off the trees, making ghosts of trees limbs (nevermind the fact that the leaves turn all sorts of beautiful colours before they fall off). This is the season birds fly away, insects die, creatures hibernate and the clouds hide the sky. Roses die off and are pruned at this time of the year. It is the season of rain, rain, grey clouds, rain and more rain.

It is my season for introspection. So if I am not at my blog frequently, it is because I am hiding in my bed and wishing that all my nephews and nieces were rich enough to buy me that cottage in Nyali Beach and keep me in the style to which I would love to get used to.


Blogger Poi said...

AuntieUaridi don't worry hopefully one day u'll get that which you desire and hope for.

But, in the meantime donn hibernate sana. Come out bask when it shines once a blue I know. I know how bad the weather right now gets, like today am late coz I didnt want to get out of bed, I just dont like it.

And oh now its cold but bask in this love we got for you, we, all your nieces/nephews and family and friends.

Smile :)
God bless~

10/11/2005 04:10:00 pm  
Blogger Jeff Msangi said...

Well,its my first time to visit your blog.Its great.To most of us fall season is enough indicator that winter is already knocking.Canadian fall is sometimes reffered as winter prep.I am even feeling chilly just mentioning the word WINTER.GRRRRRRR.

10/12/2005 01:34:00 am  
Blogger sandman said...

Aunty, pole for the blues lakini I can't relate. After a Texas summer any thing different is welcome. usijali it will be over before you can say "brrrrrrrr".

10/12/2005 04:28:00 am  
Blogger Couch 'tato said...

hey aunty i feel the same crappy way when it rains.i just feed sad and solemn. cheer up though. This nephew workin hard for his contribution for that beach house provided i can visit!

10/12/2005 06:31:00 pm  
Blogger UARIDI said...

Poi, thanks babe, I will remember your love and that will help me stay warm.
Jeff: hey, thanks for visiting. I have experienced Canadian fall - felt like winter. Don't want to see it again. Makes you homesick ama?
Sandman: I will send you to stay at Jeff's for a week this winter!!!
Couch 'Tato: God bless you!!! You got the hint.

10/13/2005 10:47:00 am  
Blogger Wangari said...

i know exactly what you mean uaridi (love that name btw),

i love this season though, the changing colours are just too pretty, and it all feels soo romantic!!
maybe its just me... If your nephews do come through for you, i will be happy to visit come January when winter has taken away my sense of optimism...

10/13/2005 03:52:00 pm  
Blogger akiey said...

Fall is an unwelcome season to me bcoz it ushers in that nasty, snow-filled (we have snow for 4 long months!) winter. I notice I hate fall so much I don't even take pic of the coloured leaves,tsk,tsk! Will try this year though.
-My state is just a few hrs drive from Canada & we're already seeing the birds going South. Will make the best of this fall & winter though.
Yes, keep asking & that Nyali mansion is all yours. You deserve it:)

10/13/2005 08:38:00 pm  
Blogger Nakeel said...

Aah gal pole sana coz of the blues but hope it will end before you finish a wink...

10/14/2005 08:29:00 am  
Blogger Guessaurus said...

Auntie, I feel you on the fall season - I felt sad when I saw yesterday that they are 'removing' the flowers around St. Pauls Cathedral - that is my 'bliss' when I am going to work in the morning!

I wish you a beautiful spring - dont hybernate too much, we need to read good stuff off you once in a while.
As for that Mansion - does a Smile contribution help?

10/15/2005 03:33:00 pm  
Blogger Farmgal said...

I almost never go outside during winter unless its to go to work or food shopping. I'm already using the electric blanket! Cant wait for summer....that will be many months away...a beach house mmmh now you're talking uaridi aka african freezing in brito

10/15/2005 09:52:00 pm  
Blogger UARIDI said...

Wangari: I love the colours but they make me sad - you know kama kwaheri. The Nyali mansion will open for all from September to April
Akiey: I only like snow falling when I am inside my overheated duvet!!
Nakeel and Guess: I know your prayers will help in seeing the beauty of fall. I will blog (can't stop!!)

10/17/2005 03:27:00 pm  
Blogger tomas said...

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10/18/2005 08:41:00 am  
Blogger tomas said...

Autumn hmm! Like Sandman I cant relate. Am still in Kenya where bad weather is when the cops come out to play with uni students.Then it rains stones, tear gas, "rubber bullets" and the occasional water canon.
But I shall hold u in the warm place of my heart

10/18/2005 08:48:00 am  
Blogger Farmgal said...

@tomas LOL!

10/19/2005 05:38:00 pm  
Blogger Adrian said...

tell me about it...

10/20/2005 01:59:00 pm  
Blogger Afromusing said...

the looming winter is not definitely not a fun thing, the one thing i am grateful for is that allergies arent as bad. Usipotee sana, we might send out a search party if you dont blog! Enjoy your weekend!

10/22/2005 10:45:00 pm  
Blogger Milonare said...

Autumn is like a cleansing... the old nyweles that have to fall off so new ones can grow... The old bad habits that have to be gotten rid of so new good ones can take their place... The caterpillar cocoon stage just be4 butterfly season...

*said by someone who hasnt endured autumns and winters*

Dont make nephews have to come get you out of yur bed so that u can blog!!!

Im willing to contribute towards the house warming of yur Nyali house... I'll contribute... er... em.. warmth!!!

10/23/2005 08:45:00 am  
Blogger Medusa said...

Its weird, I come alive in the fall, my favorite season of all. Just feel like the earth is taking a break too..I don't like the humidity of summer..The fall brings with it cooler weather, crisp mornings, I dare say better fashion in boots and coats and scarves- I like lighting the fireplace..sharing wine with friends around it..Then comes Christmas, and New Years- my fav holiday(after my bday ofcourse)..Love it, Love it, love it.
Although this season, there's no one around for the cuddles..unless..hmm

10/25/2005 01:13:00 am  

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