Saturday, September 21, 2013

Inspired Sunday Blog Party - Hello Fall

Fall comes gently to Southern California and lingers well into January until the wind whips the last of the Fall color off the trees. Detecting it requires a certain sensitivity and constant awareness of light and shadow, of warmth and coolness, of hue and tint as the days grow shorter by inches and grains of color quietly insinuate themselves into the proud summer of the trees. Like many of you in warmer climates, I feel the need to nudge it along, wishing for cooler days, soft blankets, warm comfort food.  Were I freer in this season of my life, I would have bade farewell to summer this week as Debby Ray did, walking through fields and woods, breathing with nature and glorying in God through it all. 

Had I a little more time this week from work and tutoring and obligations with friends and family and chores, I would have welcomed Fall by making these gorgeous sweater pumpkins that Jodi made with her friend:
But for right now, on this first day of Fall, I will bring out something old and rich and full of memories as did Patti and bring Fall into my home:

I will welcome my twenty-ninth wedding anniversary and celebrate with my love.
                                                                                                                                         Laura

 Now, let's see how you greet Fall. Link up any post, old or new, that you think would inspire us to incorporate beauty in our lives.

9 comments:

Jann Olson said...

Laura, I love the features. Will certainly hopping over for a visit. Happy Anniversary and thanks for hosting!
hugs,
Jann

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Laura,
Thanks so much for hosting and thanks so much for stopping by!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Debby Ray said...

Laura,

Thank you again for the feature... I love the way you presented it. I appreciate the encouragement and thanks for hosting! Have a blessed Sunday and HAPPY FALL!

Debby

Jody and Stan said...

Thank you so much for featuring my pumpkins! It made my day! Happy Sunday!

Hugs, Jody

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh, thank you so much for the feature! You wove such a beautiful story of fall with all the features. Just lovely! Thanks again.
Hugs,
Patti

Trisha said...

Thanks for letting me join in this week!

~Trisha

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

Don't you just love fall! Thank you for hosting!
Sherry

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The pictures of the features are amazing. Here in Brittany, days are really getting shorter because we are much closer to the North. But the weather is still summery most days.

Aimee at Refresh-Renew... said...

Such an eloquent post! Have a wonderful anniversary!-aimee