Monday, September 26, 2011

hello, fall

If you look closely, you can see it.
Tiny bits of color sneaking up on to the edges of even the greenest of leaves. 
Creeping down from the canyon, and spreading out across the valley.

If you are still, and you listen, you can hear it.
The birds are quieting, the garden is tired of growing and bending over to reach the ground.
There is a quiet breeze winding its way out of the sky.

If you step outside, you can feel it.
The crispness in the air, the sting of cold in the early morning.
The sun is getting lazier, stretching our shadows out across the grass.

If you close your eyes and inhale, you can smell it.
and smell it.
and smell it again.
A hint of leaves and woodsmoke in the air.
My favorite.

And as if these things weren't all good enough.......
...there is the taste of fall as well.
in
cookies
cakes
breads
soups!
crisp apples
baked squash
and hot cocoa.

We drove up the canyon to officially welcome the fall that is quickly making it's way down.
I can't wait for the color to spread....
and spread
and spread
and spread.
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the end.

12 comments:

Eilwen said...

love the selfportrait ! :)

madeleine said...

i'm jealous.
nothing ever changes colour here.
lovely photos. :)

Briana said...

I am so in love with the fall season. It's finally making an appearance in Boston. Hopefully it stays awhile.

Hannah said...

Oh my goodness. Your posts make me happy. So so beautiful. I love your words and photos. Fall is my favorite season for every reason you listed. Happy Harvest.

Bee said...

fall is my absolute favorite. except for the spiders. but i deal. i wouldn't mind it being fall alllll the time. :) i love that self-portrait!

SHARM said...

Hello, I love FALL its my favorite season from all the seasons... and your post makes it more beautiful...

Two Peas said...

beautiful writing and beautiful pictures--this blog post made my day!

Kassidi Bridge said...

beautifully put.

Ang said...

I'm usually one to have an end-of-summer-we're-never-going-to-see-the-sun-again meltdown around this time of year, but for some reason this year, I'm pretty mellow, maybe even a teensy bit excited about it this time around.

The crisp air, the baking, the produce, the colors...and all the other great things you listed kind of have that old friend that you haven't seen in a while feel to them, you know?

Nicole Franzen {La Buena Vida} said...

love that shot of you in the mirror :) fab B&W as per usual

another feather said...

yes yes and yes to everything you just said! i love this season!

Sparkling said...

Hurricane Irene, I mean tropical storm Irene really ruined color for us around here by spraying salt all over everything. Many of the leaves have fried and fallen off already and we will miss that gorgeous color.