Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I Love Fall

heart shaped leaves


Why?

See- colorful leaves, bright green grass (I'm in the NW!), rose hips, late blackberries, snow berries, the fireplace, harvest moon.

Hear- air rushing through the heat vents, children making use of the few short minutes of day light after dinner, crunchy leaves underfoot, crickets, a lone frog instead of hundreds, kids getting off the bus across the street at 3:15, piano practicing from a neighbors window.

Taste- London Fogs (earl grey tea/steamed milk/vanilla syrup or honey), pumpkin spice latt├ęs, soups and eventually egg nog, baked pumpkin seeds, local apple cider (hot or cold), squash, yams and sweet potatoes.

Touch- warm fleece blankets, the heat in the house, sweaters, cold air, scarves, socks.

Smell- cinnamon, nutmeg, old leaves, baking, rain, wood smoke, crisp fresh air, spicy scented candles, home made apple sauce simmering on the stove.

I could add so much more. It's the season to wrap up in a blanket with tea and a good book. Walk outside and crunch leaves underfoot as you sneak the last few blackberries of the season. It's when people start staying inside and playing games as a family. It's when ovens are busier, jars of food are put on the shelf for eating in the months to come and the house smells like spices.





11 comments:

  1. AMEN! Autumn is my favorite season--you forgot to mention soup (at least I didn't see it-could be I'm blind :-)) and chili. Cold crisp mornings, warm afternoons with just a touch of cool around the edges. Hot chocolate. Sweatshirts. Squash. And, just two words: Comfort food. Yay for autumn!

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  2. Ooops! Ya did say soup. I missed it the first time through. I'm a ding dong. Gotta love soup. I'm gonna start posting soup recipes on my blog. I love soup. :-) How many more times can I say soup? :-)

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  3. Chili is more of a winter food for me, as it is what we usually eat after a day of snowboarding! But how could I miss squash! I am going to add it right now, as well as some more photos.

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  4. it all sounds amazingly wonderful... I felt dreamy and swept up as I read your post. Also being in the NW and having today's high reach 90, I'm missing true fall a bit. This helped balm my soul :)

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  5. Autumn is a favorite time of mine too!! especial when the days are crisp and clear. Love your fall decor!

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  6. It was 100 degrees here in L.A. today, so it is kind of hard to share your enthusiasm, but the photos are great! Joyce

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  7. wow, nice pictures! I love the one wher the sun is hitting the vase, amazing! well, I kind of made up the hat pattern. I'll have to get back to you when I can think of a way to re-create it...

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  8. I really love the picture that has the sun hitting the vase, very nice! Well, I'll have to write an IOU on the hat pattern because I made it up. If I can remember how I did it, I'll give it to you...

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  9. Sooo pretty!
    I love what you have done with the decor. So cozy and warm and inviting and I just want to pop over for tea...right now!

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