Thursday, September 18, 2008

autumn evening

for me, there's no season like fall. the cool mornings and warm, sunny afternoons fill my heart with such joy. i've always marveled at the counterpoints of fall. fall is all about new beginnings and firsts . . . the first day of school, new shoes, fresh new pencils and pads of paper, spying the first orange pumpkin in a field, the long-anticipated first of september when i can do my fall decorating.



the counterpoint to all of fall's excitement and first events is mother nature bringing an end to another gorgeous summer. leaves gently fall from the birch tree next door creating a brand new canvas for us to enjoy. geese and ducks start to angle southward. the honeysuckle blooms give way to gorgeous red berries for the birds to feast on come a cold november day.


the sun rises at a new angle in the sky and sets so much earlier with a glorious glow. and, it all just makes me want to grab on and hold tight to every single moment, savoring every sight, sound and taste that is fall.

so we stay out a little later in these waning autumn evenings -- walking the neighborhood, visiting with neighbors, taking photos and drinking it all in. and, if you listen closely you can hear my heart sigh a melodic note of pure contentment. aaaaaahhhhh!

11 comments:

steviewren said...

Geeze, I want to come out and walk the neighborhood with you. You paint such a lovely picture of this time of year. It has just cooled down into the low 80s this week. Early mornings have the tiniest snippet of crispness to them. I am so ready for real autumn air to blow in.

Auburn Kat said...

I have to admit, I do love fall! I'm going to head to the cider mill again this wknd!

Strider said...

I totally agree. I love the fall....everything about it. Definetly my favorite time of the year....it just never lasts long enough. Thanks for the afternoon walk!

willow said...

I agree! Your walk sounds like a bit of fall glory. Ahhhh is right! :)

JafaBrit's Art said...

love that last shot. I enjoyed your post today.

Betsy said...

It is a wonderful season, isn't it? I do believe it's my favorite, although there are special points about each one and I love the change each time it comes. Fall is especially beautiful with bluer skies and the fall colors. Not to mention the fall foods....mmmmmm!

Jackie said...

There is such a lovely feeling to a sunny autumnm day..especially when there haven't been any sunny summer days..

NANCY LEFKO said...

this is a beautiful post...lovely photos and insightful text...

THE CHARM SCHOOL DROPOUT said...

I bet the birds are going crazy for those berries!

Donna said...

Beautifully said!

Hugs,
Donna

Crossroads Cottage said...

Fall is wonderful - the beautiful warm but not too warm weather, the gorgeous leaves and colors, and lots of yummy fall foods too. If only it would last a bit longer and winter a bit shorter. :)