Tuesday, November 16, 2010

This pretty lady in our neighbor's yard has been showing off for several days now, but last night's rain finally prompted me to grab my camera and take her picture. She really didn't deserve to be photographed on such a gray and rainy day, but such is life and I just couldn't bear not to capture her beauty before the rain beat all of her beautiful leaves to the ground.

I love autumn – the crisp temperatures, changing leaves, sitting out by a bonfire and pots of good fall food. Chili, homemade vegetable soup, white beans & cornbread, comfort food that simply warms the soul.

Fall is when I get to pull my sweaters back out, throw on my polar fleece and wear my Uggs – things that make everything right in my world. Autumn is when retailers and restaurants finally quit trying to refrigerate the entire free world and I can cease searching for a place with outdoor dining and stop dressing like an Eskimo when it's hotter than Hades.

To say that I love fall is an understatement, but I wouldn't go so far as to say that it's my favorite season – that'd be a little like choosing a favorite child. Now wouldn't it?


I Am Woody said...

Ahh, beautiful!!! What I wouldn't give to see some color. Things have gone from brown with a splash of green to brown with a splash of yellow around here. I guess that's what happens when it NEVER rains!

StephLove said...

That's gorgeous.

Nice post, too. Fall has brought our house a lot of yucky sickness so it's good to remember the more pleasant aspects of the season.

Anonymous said...

Cool post, really gets you thinking about stuff.

Karen Deborah said...

That's a pretty picture but maybe you need to put up a new post not that I'm being bossy or anything. I saw your thumbnail at Mental P Mama's and thought, "that's me. Then I realized I didn't have a picture like that. So not only do I think we look very similar (hope you don't mind) but we have a similar cat too!
And I love my Uggs.

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