Monday, September 24, 2012

Happy Autumn!








It's finally here...the season of mist, copper leaves, toadstools, and rain boots. Of cold woodsmoke scented mornings, early twilight, and the first twinkling thoughts of Christmas dancing in our heads. 

The autumn season is so precious. In autumn, I find myself taking in every little detail, every little change in the foliage and weather. I am hungry to get out into the woods with my camera in hand. I want to document the beauty of fall every chance I get, because this time of year is so fleeting. 

I'm so sentimental about autumn. The crows certainly caw all the year through, but in fall, I always seem to think their caws belong to the season. There are so many little things that feel like they are an imperative part of my fall experience...even the geese flying over, honking, in a V formation, feels more like a tradition than an act of nature. The way the fog creeps with white fingers into the creases of the hills; the sight of the church steeple and red shingled rooftops of the village against the orange woods; folks bundled in bright scarves, picking over pumpkin heaps at the farmer's market; it's funny how all of these sights sometimes feel like they were created just to bring me joy.

Every year I find at least one of those yellow leaves with a little heart cut out of the middle by nature's hand. Another thing that feels like an autumn tradition.

xoxoxo

14 comments:

  1. Your fall photos are beautiful.

    Nadine

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  2. Love your nature photos and positivity foe all the wonderful seasons. oh, and Happy Birthday to your cute little guy!! :)

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  3. Such wonderful photos showing the beauty of Autumn!

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  4. In South Georgia, Fall is difficult to find. Of a matter of fact, it's usually after Thanksgiving that you really see a Fall here. BUT, to my trained eye, I do spot changes. The caw of the crow is one, black-eyed Susans, cotton ready for picking. I have strained eyes, but I can find some signs of Fall here! Lol!

    I love the snail!!

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  5. I fall in love with fall every year too! :)

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  6. So beautifully written, Dawn. Your photos, as always, are lovely too.
    Claudia

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  7. Love the feather and the mushroom shots. Here in Oregon we are still having summer-like weather and colors not quite changing yet.

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  8. Happy autumn to you as well! Such a lovely, special season:). Have fun sharing the best of it all with Raffi (who is getting so big, may I add;)). xox, Blair

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  9. Ahhh Dawn dear, Your love of this season shows in your exquisite photos AND your perfect words.

    Love,

    S

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  10. Love seeing all your beautiful fall photos!

    Blessings,
    Gert

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  11. I am away from home, yet when here viewing this post i feel as if i am on the hill. Such loveliness is found on forest walks. Juliana & i walked along lakeside and through apple orchards. As we sat abd had tea and pastries we talked about how wonderful it would be for us to meet, whether thus continent or mine i have no doubt it would include a walk, cameras and good conversation

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  12. I am away from home, yet when here viewing this post i feel as if i am on the hill. Such loveliness is found on forest walks. Juliana & i walked along lakeside and through apple orchards. As we sat abd had tea and pastries we talked about how wonderful it would be for us to meet, whether thus continent or mine i have no doubt it would include a walk, cameras and good conversation

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