It's a sad and happy occasion. It marks the end of summer joy and the beginning of 'fall' harvest and comfort food. I hate winter. Well, let me rephrase that for 'hate' is a very strong word. I detest winter. I 'hate' driving in whiteout conditions and believe me, where I live we get a lot of blizzards and lake-effect snow and road closures. It makes my stomach sicky. But I love to stay indoors and watch winter. Sit by a fire. Cuddle with my loved ones and puppers under a blankie. Welcome Canadian Autumn. Please stay long and please be kind.