Friday, August 26, 2011

hints of autumn in the air


~ morning fog
~ crisp, clear air
~ crunchy leaves
~ a riot of colors
~ golden evening light
~ a sense of winding down
~ the bounty of the garden coming inside
~ the smell of sweet-spicy, vinegar-laden chutneys simmering on the stove.
~ hooded sweatshirts
~ scarves
~ crisp, sweet apples from the tree
~ amber honey
~ horses and bunnies growing fuzzier

...and it's only just beginning.

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for a number of years, i've dreaded the autumn because it signaled our coming northern darkness. but this year it's different. i'm ready for the change in rhythm that autumn brings. for the slowing down. for the reaping of what's been sown. for the cool, clear air and the morning fog. i think i'm even ready for the darkness to eventually settle upon us. it's probably this life closer to the land and to the rhythms of nature that makes it feel right. it feels like the best season is just beginning.


Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...
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Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Hello Julie

I love fall and all the beautiful colors it brings. I am sad at first to see summer go, but I do get over it. I also enjoy going to fall festivals and apple picking(Hendersonville NC).

Have a great day and week end!

Tracy :)

d smith kaich jones said...

if my coming autumn looked like this, i would look forward to it also. amazing, gorgeous shot - i can see my footsteps moving through the fog. wonderful.

abby said...

This is a great post. The photo is amazing.

Lost Star said...

Yay. I can comment at last! The magical post confused me for a good minute or so!

What I wanted to say was how much I love autumn. I understand where you are coming from, as being much further north than I, your summers are short and your autumn and winters darker.

But I love the changing colours (much earlier this year, they are going already); I love the crisp autumn mornings where you can watch the sun come up. I love the cooler air as the heat (and this year the sheer humidity) of summer winds down.

It doesn't feel like I've had much of a summer this year. It's my first where I haven't been either studying or on a school holiday. I've worked full time in a building with little natural light, missing those days where we really did have sunshine. I'm assured that it happened. The torrential rain over the last week too has signalled summers end, now that I am on a weeks holiday! I hope that it stays mild for a little longer but those crisip days are the ones I look forward to.

I'll stop rambling now and actually see what today's weather may bring!

Donna said...

I would SO love to feel fall again!
At the moment though it's still over 90 degrees - and far too summery for my taste.
Thanks for reminding me that fall is on it's way!