signs of fall

Fall is officially here, both inside our home, and outside in the world. Summer is my favorite season, so fall always brings with it a little sadness. I miss the sun setting late in the evening, the lazy days by the town pool, the sounds of crickets chirping, and the general relaxed feeling of the warmer months. Although they have their own unique qualities and benefits, I am always the last to welcome autumn days. Still, there is some beauty to be seen as the days get cooler, and we begin to prepare for the long, cold months ahead. What does fall mean to you?

On fields o’er which the reaper’s hand has pass’d
Lit by the harvest moon and autumn sun,
My thoughts like stubble floating in the wind
And of such fineness as October airs,
There after harvest could I glean my life
A richer harvest reaping without toil,
And weaving gorgeous fancies at my will
In subtler webs than finest summer haze.

~Henry David Thoreau

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Kelli Ann Wilson

Kelli lives in rural New Hampshire with her husband Damian and their two children. She works as a writer, and in her free time enjoys reading, gardening, taking pictures, walking in the woods, and celebrating the seasons of nature and the feasts, festivals, and holy days of the Christian year.

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  1. October 9, 2011 / 11:57 am

    Good writing and perfect photo combination to accompany it!

    • October 12, 2011 / 8:54 am

      Thank you for your kind words. I really enjoyed reading some of your poetry. I even got to use some of my very rusty Spanish skills. Take care.

  2. October 11, 2011 / 9:43 pm

    What lovely pictures welcoming fall! It was a delight to discover your blog — and that you have mine listed as a “link I love.” So sweet!

    Nice to meet you Kelli — I will be happy to visit again!

    • October 12, 2011 / 8:53 am

      Nice to meet you, too, Claudine! I have to admit, I’ve been a blog “lurker” for some time now, but I wanted to be able to interact more with the other mamas in the comments, so I started own blog. I’m flattered that you enjoyed your visit. Hope you’re having a wonderful day!

    • October 12, 2011 / 9:00 am

      And, congratulations on the new little-one-to-be! 🙂

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