Sunday, October 16, 2011

autumn.





It is happening. The trees and grasses have gone from green to vivid and are now slowly turning to rusty brown. The winds and rain came and blew many trees empty, but pockets of startling bold autumn can still be found. Combines and tractors move slowly down the roads and through the fields.

After some hot days we have had chilly windy days. Fleeces, sweaters, hats and gloves. Feels like fall. I can see how the light is moving. We wake before the sunrise each morning now. The dark comes earlier and earlier every evening. The nights are crisp and cold. The wind makes the house shake, and blows everything bare. I can feel myself tucking into it, looking forward to the cold. I can smell the change in the air.


"How beautifully leaves grow old.
How full of light and color are their last days. "

~John Burroughs

10 comments:

The Barefoot Crofter said...

Such glorious colours! So good to appreciate the seasons xxx

ladybug-zen said...

this post almost, ALMOST, makes me long for autumn. i say almost because today was a spectacularly, sunny spring day which filled me full of summer;)

ps. LOVE the Burroughs quote. how lovely...and true.

Andrea said...

The smell of fall is almost as lovely as the look of it. Great pictures, it is interesting to see how other parts of the country are changing.

Tara said...

Stunning autumn scenes! The red barn against the yellow and golds.... awesome.

Helena said...

Oh, Denise. I loved this. I loved the words "blew many trees empty." What a picture that made in my mind.

This description made me ache—it was so beautiful and so real. I thought: It feels so close; perhaps if I reach, I might touch this Autumn of yours, smell it, feel it in my hands? Thank you for writing these words and for your stunning photographs.

We don't get Autumn the way you do—it simply gets colder and blowier. But that has its own sweetness too (I love cold walks on the beach, the wind up and the dog's tail high).

I wanted to say thank you, by the way, for your comment the other day in my little space. I am always so glad to see you there, and your story really touched me. I so appreciate you taking the time to write; thank you for coming by!

Tammy said...

Gorgeous!

Stacie said...

Absolutely beautiful!

What state do you live in? We get some pretty fall foliage in NY>

denise said...

Wisconsin!

Amy Bradstreet said...

Your autumn looks stunning, Denise. Enjoy!

Arctic Mum said...

That looks like a Norwegian barn! Maybe barns have a common look? Wonderful pictures, looks beautiful where you live! (and I love all you have in your garden)