Thursday, September 23, 2010

Happy Fall Ya'll

What I love about Autumn...

*Nature adorns herself in a splendid array of colors* a cool crispness is in the morning air and night draws near earlier and earlier*soup and homemade bread*pumpkins*root vegetables*Halloween*Mums in a riot of color displayed on the stoop*crispy, crunchy leaves underfoot*boyfriend sweaters or cardigans*crazy socks and danskos*scarves*jumping onto cold sheets and cuddling*reading by lamplight*maybe a fire or two*firepits*toasted marshmallows*ghost stories*birds migrating*quilts*knitting*hayrides*country drives*

The night sky is so clear and lovely.  I pointed out the beautiful moon to my granddarling Anna and she says,
"that isn't the moon that's LUNA!  Of course I thought she was too cute and the most clever of little girls.  Sweet Anna looks very much like her mom and aunt in the photo above. She is excited to be visiting a pumpkin patch soon and I wax nostalgic because it is the same one we always visited when "my girls" were small.

Autumn is a very reflective time for me, a day dreamy, wistful, wishing time.  I think of Oktoberfest in Germany and how I would love to visit my relatives in the tiny village of my birth. 

I have been thinking of the song with the words "Would you rather swing on star, carry moonbeams home in jar..."  Here's a little doodle drawn while at my desk being totally non productive (thank goodness I am really sorta my own boss)  I am ready for a weekend of "piddling"  and homecaring and cooking.


So I wish for you a weekend of "piddling, dreaming and wishing"  Maybe you will swing on a star or find some moonbeams!  Happy Fall Ya'll


14 comments:

Jayne said...

Autumn always puts me in a wistful mood too. I love your post and the memories and feelings it conjures up. Now if the days would stay cool a little longer than a couple of hours in the early morning, I'd be a happy gal.

Rosezilla said...

Would you believe extreme heat, monsoon rains, mosquitos and hurricanes. (I think I made a poem). Florida autumn is very different. Yours sounds lovely... Hope your mummy in law continues recovering. My mum is probably going in to rehab soon. There are tiny steps of progress every day, though.

Christina said...

autumn is so beautiful!
a lovely post, my friend.
xo

SE'LAH... said...

Autumn is the season that most reminds me of change (while spring reminds me of growth). It's such a beautiful process.

one love.

Mamma has spoken said...

Ah Octoberfest, did you know the largest Octoberfest outside of Germany is located here in Cincinnati? I love going to it every year, one of the best parts of fall. Maybe next year you can come over and join me in raising a beer or two ;o)

Cinner said...

I love the photo, in my part of the world it has been cool, we have even had frost twice. seems early. love your memories. have a great weekend. I am still watching for the postman. take care.

stephanie said...

as well phrased as always! "riot of color". So true.
Love the feeling of fall, fall clothes, fall smell, fall food and OF COURSE, fall beer!!!

Hope you get to get all of your fall fun in!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Big sigh! That's an awesome post. It's not Fall here yet, but I'm waiting... and planning a trip to the East coast in a few weeks so I can see the gorgeous Fall colors.
Have a great weekend and enjoy!
Cheers, jj

Baracka said...

BEAUTIFUL... BLESSINGS...autum for me is a sign of new beginnings and possibilities... god bless you and yours.

Cinner said...

Connie, I am so excited to let you know I just recieved your package. It was beautiful. someone must have tipped you off how I love to have a bath, I usually put spa music on and to start my birthday tomorrow, I will read my new book while in the bath, and try the oatmeal soap. if I am really lucky I will get a few hugs from hubby...that hug card will come in handy. I will post about this next week, I just wanted to say thank you and let you know it had arrived. Thanking you for your lovely kind words in the card, I too am very grateful for the friends I have made. big hug to you and again a great big thank you. take care.

T and R said...

I am excited for fall too! I can't wait for the pumpkins, cozy sweaters, colorful leaves,jewel tone clothes...all of the fabulous things that come along with my favorite season. What a wonderful time of year!

Pseudo said...

I popped over from Joanna's link this morning. First time here and enjoyed you lovely post. Autumn has always been my favorite season too.

nat @book, line, and sinker said...

ha! ant and i escaped to vermont for a few days and were looking forward to roaring fires, falling leaves, and hot mulled cider.

what we got was falling leaves and BLASTING air conditioning. it was 80 degrees up there. boo.

but i'm with you--i love autumn--the sights, smells, and foods that it brings. oh, an of course...HALLOWEEN.

Relyn said...

Oh, I love your list. I am right there with you. This is my favorite time of year. And, oh - that is one of my favorite songs.

Hey, I was stopping by to ask you "in person" if you would like to join my blog swap. I think it might be something you'd really enjoy. Of course, if you don't want to, I completely understand. Still... I'd be delighted to have you. Happy Friday! It's almost here.