Thursday, August 21, 2008

Autumn

These were the shades of my calla lilies, those wonderful end-of-summer peachy tones. I'm beginning to pine for the rich colors of fall. I'm ready for some dull gray skies, some rainy days even, the turning of the leaves, the slowing down of our daily lives. Autumn always invigorates me, it brings a freshness to my life. It encourages me to get out and take a walk in the park. Perhaps to clean a room. Throw open the windows and take a nap with a cat by my side. Sit back and listen to the rustling of the trees or a single leaf falling to the ground. Enjoy the smell of a fire burning in the distance. It just seems like a quieter, simpler time of year. It's time to focus on the home. What delights will fill the air, homemade applesauce on the stove simmering? Perhaps a hearty soup to warm the bones.

Yes, it's time to pull out the blankets and throws and air them. Prepare for the cooler weather to arrive. Start looking for some mums to plant, perhaps?

Autumn can't get here soon enough. Can you tell I'm ready?


5 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love that time of the year! You are right, everything looks more peaceful and simpler in fall!

Autumn has already arrived here. You can feel it in the air...

Cheers,

Rosa

The Poet Laura-eate said...

Well we haven't even had a proper summer this year (lots of rain and storms) and now it's nearly over, so I'm not in a hurry for the Fall, much though I love the golden colours.

Beth said...

Love Spring and Fall,,my favorite times of the year. My allergies do not either. Your lilies are beautiful. Hope you have a great week-end!
xoxooxoxox

Lisa "Oceandreamer" S. said...

Me too! I love Fall days here when the sky is blue and there's a cool breeze. I can still open the windows and wear a cardi....it just feels good! I love Spring and Fall.
XOXO

Jeanie said...

I do love autumn and all the things you mentioned, but not quite yet, please! Our summer has been a cool one and seems so very short............

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