Saturday, September 21, 2013

It's Fall Y'all... Almost!

Tomorrow is the first day of Fall.  Officially.  I admit Fall is my absolute favorite season.
It's the season of change.

Changing colors, changing temperatures, changing anticipation for what's to come.

Kind of like Spring.  But Spring has an underlying "cold" to it.  Fall has an underlying "warmth."
Saying "Fall is in the air," means cooler temps with an underlying warmth.  That makes me happy.  As do the colors.  I'm a warm-color-loving person.

It's a simple fact that I appreciate excellence in all its endeavors.  Nature and Fall do it best.
In my not-so-humble opinion.

Trouble is, I've been reading blogs, looking at pictures in magazines, saving tutorials on fall decorating and how-to's, and now I'm obsessing.  But it's not fall in Metro Atlanta yet.  I get that it's coming, but it's not here ... yet.

So I did the next best thing.
I found pictures of Fall from the past, so I, too, can write about my favorite time of year.
I'm whetting my appetite for what I know is right around the corner.

Just down the street from me is a huge Ginkgo tree.  Actually, three of them in one yard.  Now, I'd heard about them but never really saw one up close and personal until I moved here.  Or maybe I just didn't feel such an affinity with trees in the past.  Who knows.  But I love these majestic beauties.  They make my heart race and compel me to make an audible sound, kind of a cross between a gasp and a WOW!  They're stunning!  I l-o-v-e their color.

Because it's not yet Fall here I can't show you the close-up of these incredible leaves.  But they're shaped like a fan.  Reminds me of the Orient.  A graceful, oriental fan.

Wikipedia, Ginkgo Leaf

I'm fascinated by the shape.  So delicate.  In fact, I want to to paint silver Ginkgo leaves on my dining room walls.  Their natural Fall color is spectacular but I already have gold and copper metallic walls in my home.  Now I want silver walls somewhere.

And I can't resist another picture of that fabulous tree... just a slightly different perspective.

I also love the color Orange.  Maybe because it's so vibrant.  Or maybe because there's no word in the English language that rhymes with "orange."  But it's another "warm" color.  And have I told you I love warm colors?

Speaking of orange...
Today, I found this picture of my first grandchild in a Pumpkin Patch during a visit to North Georgia when he was about three.  He's Courtney's first born and the only one of my five grandchildren with dark hair and eyes.

 He's the one I mentioned in an earlier post HERE ...

But before tomorrow and the first day of Fall, there's today.  And today is Courtney and Cameron's birthday.  I didn't get to spend today with them, but did talk to them both on the phone.  Courtney in Brunswick and Cameron in Mississippi.  Not the same, though.

My heart is full with the joy of my children...  and my five precious grandchildren...  and anticipation of the color spectacular to come.

For now, though, I'm looking at old photographs, and one of the table set for an early birthday lunch last year, when Courtney's family passed through Atlanta on their way home.

Here's to birthdays, Fall colors, and the love of family...  wherever they are physically...  always firmly lodged in my heart.

Thanks for stopping by... 


  1. What a lovely post. I really enjoyed reading about Autumn which is my favorite season as well. Thanks so much for your blog and your wonderful stories.

    1. Thank you for your wonderful support and encouragement. Know how much I value both you and your friendship.