Sunday, September 5, 2010

sounds of autumn








most people love fall for its sights and flavors -- the brightly-colored trees, pumpkins in the field and fresh vegetable soup with warm apple crisp. i love all of that and more but this week i've been enamored with the sounds of approaching fall. driving with my windows down the wind makes a wonderful rustling sound thru the crispening corn. we've heard 3 large v's of geese fly over the house in the evening, their honks resounding over the roof and their wings makes a soft whoofing. chattering children on their way to the bus stop are soon followed by the screech of the school bus brakes and the creak of the opening door. sounds carry father and clearer on the breezes of the cooler air and my heart sings along with the crickets and cicadas as the sun sets.

i've had a rather rough summer, feeling run down, depressed and just completely out of sorts. hubby would describe me with 2 words -- grumpy and emotional. i confess that it's all true. i go the dr. on wednesday to get the results of some blood work i had taken last week. although i'm not 100% i have felt better with the cooler weather. i call it getting my fall fix -- the best medicine ever.

13 comments:

Ruth said...

It's refreshing to think of the autumn as sounds, and not colors and light. I love the fall too, and the sounds you describe beautifully.

I'm terribly sorry you have had a rough summer. I do hope it was a temporary condition, and that the remedy of autumn sounds and visuals will soothe you on and on.

The Vintage Sister said...

tell hubby to give you extra hugs for me! i'm sending happy fall thoughts your way julie:)

your photos are beautiful as always!
Tracy

RNSANE said...

I hope all the blood work comes back within normal limits, Julie. I've had a rough summer, too, not because of the weather. As always, San Francisco has had pretty mild temperatures with only a few really hot days. This being unemployed for 18 months now has really impacted my financial well being and I feel so useless and bereft without my role as a forensic nurse. I am really having major problems trying to meet my financial obligations and I know I am depressed. I miss being able to travel, that's for sure, and I keep getting slammed by one calamity after another. My faith is truly shaken.

cindy said...

i'm sorry you've haven't been feeling well and hope things will change very soon. you give a lot to people with your inspirational words and hope that you receive some in return. i do love the sun flare in that first photo. it is perfection!

lilylovekin said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and taking the time to leave a comment. Your corn shot reminds me of my "ant" eye view-very nice. I love watching geese fly over in the V formation, have not seen it in years I miss it.

rachel awes said...

beautiful autumn photos!
sending you PEACE
LOVE &
TENDER SHOOTS OF JOY
xox

julie Haymaker thompson said...

I am sorry to hear your are not feelin your best I know the feeling . Hope the test reveal soemthing simple to fix!!

lori vliegen said...

i absolutely love the way you see things!! much of what you describe takes me back to my childhood days of being in indiana.....if i close my eyes, i can almost smell the corn fields at this time of year.

i'm sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well.....i'm sending you a big hug, from one emotional grump to the other....heehee
xox, :))

Joyce said...

I hope you are feeling better and the test results were good. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog cuz it led me to yours! Your girls are so... cute! I am a big dog lover. xo

steviewren said...

I hope you got a good report from your doctor. Cool fresh air makes me feel 100% better too. It's not cool here yet, but the intense heat of the summer has subsided.

Porch Days said...

After the heat of the summer, we are enjoying cooler weather here in Connecticut. Our heat even snapped on last night and we had a fire one evening! Days are so pleasant with a little breeze. I hope the autumn continues to lift your spirits!

Susan said...

Hey Julie & girls (and hubby too) sending lots of love & good things from all of us. I love autumn too !

Hope you're soon back to feeling on top of your world. Listening to the Hawksley Workman song right now ...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBJ7kcBZaTk

xo S & les Gang

RNSANE said...

Oh, Julie, I do hope you are feeling better. I am really depressed. Am having to move out of the house I've rented for ten years. Being with employment now for eighteen months and living on only social security and a half time pension have taken its toll. I am selling most of my belongings and preparing for a rather dismal future, I fear, as my 66th birthday approaches in two weeks.

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