Living Graciously, Artfully, Frugally.

Consciously taking notice of the gifts each day places in our path.

“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.” R. W. Emerson

Monday, October 29, 2012

Cozy Up to Autumn

These last days of October are so full of fading beauty.
Gorgeous imperfection.
Morning glories opening for a last burst of color.
A bit ragged at the edges.
A lovely ruin.

Hydrangeas turning pink and brown.
Still stunning in this last flush of color.
Sometimes we need to look harder to find this beauty.
At a distance what may look worn and tired
can be awe inspiring when studied up close.

Of course this time of year is also full of in your face glorious color.
A last blast of orange and yellow before the crisp austere winter.

Crunchy leaves of the warmest hues.
A touch of fire before the ice.

I hope you get out there and soak up the fantastic show.
Stomp around in the crisp autumn air.
Build a bonfire and tell a few ghost stories.

Store memories, like acorns, to keep you through the winter.
The cozy season is approaching.

Savor every tiny pleasure the season brings.
The rustle and the bluster and the smell of wood smoke.

Karma says this is the best sniffing weather.
I concur.

Yours in autumn splendor, P.

P.S. You still have time to enter the Halloween Party Give Away until 6PM today!.
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Anonymous said...

Lovely leaf photos and I can hear the crunch. Ours are wet wet wet today with the remnants of Hurricane Sandy's wrath. Oh well... at least the wind isn't blowing here.

sweetvintageofmine said...

Morning Pam! Yes, I agree there is such beauty yet in our yards and surroundings~~the wind is howling as I sit here. I know there is still some nice autumn days ahead~~~I'm not ready to let go yet.....I will enjoy the leaves, color, and the remnants of summer that still live! Have a blessed week! Roxie

Geralyn Gray said...

YOUR photos and flowers are beautiful!!!!!! Love morning glories.....always buy the seeds and never get around to planting them! We are braced for the storm and it looks to be a bad one.......we will hold tight until it is over and hoping for the best!!!!! Thanks for thinking of us!

DogsMom said...

Karma is gorgeous accented by the beautiful fall colors.