Autumn Fun!
Autumn Fun!

Happy Autumn, Weregeeks. (Or happy spring, if you’re from the southern hemisphere.) Most years, autumn doesn’t last long enough in my part of the world to really be appreciated. It’s more of a margin to fill in the space between the summer and the sudden and catastrophic arrival of winter – a few days in which the leaves change color and are gone from the trees almost immediately, as if fleeing the frost and snow which will soon lay claim to everything.

But this year has been rather nice, weather-wise. I’ve had plenty of opportunity to remember that autumn is quite a nice time of year. It’s a time to wear warm fuzzy sweaters, sip apple cider and smell that wonderfully potent tang of rotting leaves and ripe fruit that spells ‘fall’. Also, pomegranites are in season, and they’re practically my favorite fruit ever.

So, before the weather remembers that Winter is Coming, I figured I’d draw a little ode to autumn. Enjoy!

News: Posted October 21st, 2011 by Alina

^ 11 Comments to “Autumn Fun!”

  1. Dani Says:

    I love autumn! I love autumn in Arizona even more, because it comes late, lasts 3 months, and then segues directly into spring! Yay!

    Posted October 21st, 2011 at 5:09 am
  2. Brent Says:

    Awesome! You should seriously consider printing a Weregeek colouring book at some point; that would be all kinds of fun!

    Posted October 21st, 2011 at 8:54 am
  3. Coley Says:

    “It’s more of a margin to fill in the space between the summer and the sudden and catastrophic arrival of winter”

    too true.

    Posted October 21st, 2011 at 10:47 am
  4. KenderBryant Says:

    Yay for pomegranates! Omnomnomnomnom! The only problem with pomes is that it takes FOREVER to get all the arils out (and even then some are not edible as they’re all gross and slimy and bad).

    Posted October 21st, 2011 at 10:56 am
  5. Alina Says:

    Kender: That’s half the fun of eating a pomegranate, I think. It’s half food, half hand-eye coordination game. Some people have suggested that there’s faster ways to get all the arils out (such as putting it in between two bowls and shaking vigorously, or cutting it in half and ‘spanking it’ with a wooden spoon to dislodge the arils) but that would ruin the game, now would’t it?

    Posted October 21st, 2011 at 11:09 am
  6. Dragonsword Says:

    “HELP! Abby’s Getting Eaten By A Leaf Pile Monster! Tickling is the First Stage of Digestion!”

    Posted October 21st, 2011 at 1:27 pm
  7. snowgods Says:

    Yaaay happy spring, she remembered us!

    Posted October 21st, 2011 at 5:00 pm
  8. Remember, everybody: Shambling mounds are immune to (and, in fact, healed by) electricity and have fire resistance 10. Best to go with Horrid Wilting, or just hack ‘n’ slash the thing.

    Posted October 21st, 2011 at 6:58 pm
  9. StorytellingApe Says:

    Finally… so nice for us southerners to be remembered for once, you tell people overseas that for you christmas time means trips to the beach and running round the back yard with baby cousins and they just look at you funny.

    Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 7:52 am
  10. KenderBryant Says:

    @Alina

    I cheated once. I found a bowl of pre-shucked pomegranate arils in the produce section at the Wal-mart Marketplace near me. I did find a trick that works, though (it came from Pom-Wonderful): You cut into the rind, dividing the pome into quarters, then you just pull it apart. If you pull out the arils in a bowl of water, you can get the sticky juices off without a hassle, and then it’s omnomnomnomnom! Just some tips for you pomegranate lovers who never saw that little flyer.

    Posted October 24th, 2011 at 3:48 am
  11. Alondro Says:

    Pomegranates are nice, but have you ever had fresh passion fruit? They’re hard as heck to ‘eat’, per se. You rather squish up the goo inside the fuit and strain the juice. But oh lord the flavor is astounding. And mixed with tangelo juice and made into a crepe sauce… it’s almost a flavor overload. Your tastebuds go kind numb afterward from the sheer intensity.

    Posted October 24th, 2011 at 12:29 pm