What are your absolute favorite seasonal or holiday children's books? Bonus points: lovely illustrations; likely out of print or otherwise not on the front page of the relevant section of Amazon. [more inside]
I just moved back to the Willamette Valley after a couple-year stint in year-round warm climates. While living in Oregon I never quite got the hang of constant clothing layering and dampness. I am determined this time around to look fashionable while staying warm and dry. It seems like everyone is perpetually wearing outdoor gear (REI/Patagonia/North Face rain layers, practical waterproof clogs, sporty-wear) and I'm just not into doing that - I want to look put-together and stylish. How can I go about doing this? More snowflakes inside. [more inside]
Metafilter, what fruit dish should I bring to brunch this Sunday? [more inside]
It's getting to be fall and winter's not far behind. This is our first fall/winter in our first home. What are the practical/DIY/gardening-y things we need to do to be ready for the change in seasons? [more inside]
There are summer and winter versions of big sports events such as the Olympics and the X Games. Are there spring and fall-based sporting events too? If not, why not? Are there any sports that are specially seasonal outside summer/winter?
I’m currently expecting my first child, who is due around Halloween. I have some minor and probably totally inconsequential—yet nagging—worries about her expected birthdate, and would love if those of you who are late fall babies OR a parent of a late fall baby would come in and assuage my concerns. [more inside]
For the first six months of his life, baby machine has lived pretty exclusively in onesies & sleepers. Now that the weather is turning colder he's still in sleepers but I'm wondering whether they are going to be enough. So mostly he's been a hobo baby with many wraps and sweaters and blankets that make going places slightly daunting. What did your small child wear that worked for fall/winter? [more inside]
Help this newbie cyclist figure out what he'll need for cool weather cycling. Bonus points for: Colorado. [more inside]
What are some food things/crafts/hobbies you can only do during certain seasons, or in certain climates? For example: freeze distillation is only good when it's freezing out, canning is only useful when it's harvest time for a fruit. [more inside]
How do I bring the awesomeness of autumn to a very rainy and cold part of Norway? [more inside]
Young preppy guy looking to add some new items to my fall/winter wardrobe! [more inside]
What small rituals or activities prepare you mentally for the onset of fall and winter and then help you get through the bleak, grey cold? [more inside]
NorCal Backpack Filter. Looking for a seasonally appropriate backpacking trip in the latitude of Prairie Creek Redwoods, Trinity Alps, Shasta, Susanville for this weekend.
NorCal Backpack Filter. Looking for a seasonally appropriate backpacking trip in the latitude of Prairie Creek Redwoods, Trinity Alps, Shasta, Susanville for this weekend. [more inside]
Looking for very warm, comfortable, inexpensive, stylish, low-heeled knee high boots or shoes for fall/winter. Also, good arch support needed. Help me wade through what's currently available. [more inside]
How do I ensure that I stay healthy while spending time outdoors during the winter? [more inside]
i'm in usda zone 9a (napa, ca) and am keeping a colony of honeybees in my back yard. can anyone list some plants that will provide nectar and pollen to these awesome insects as late into the fall and winter as possible? thanks!