Saturday, November 11, 2006

Back To Autumn

Ten days in Florida on gorgeous sandy beaches, lounging by palm-fringed hotel pools - okay, that was totally awesome. I can't complain at all! But by the time we were ready to come home, I was hungry for the seasonal change of my Northwest home.

Fall here is really stunning. Our town lives in a climactic confluence that gives it an astonishing variety of deciduous trees. The entire town turns gold, russet, purple, orange, canary yellow, dark red, umber, and crimson. The pumpkin patches and corn fields fall gently to pieces, and the rains come and go with brilliant flashes of blue sky between.

I'm sure by February, I will be dreaming of sunny beaches, but for now Give me Fall!

1 comment:

Danielle said...

Great to have you back!

I agree—I'm enjoying my fall immensely, even if it has been incredibly mild. Got all my bulbs planted yesterday and today in 70 degree weather!