Sunday, October 30, 2011

grey skies

    I was almost convinced that California didn't have an Autumn. It was 95 degrees, not a cloud in the sky, the leaves were not turning vivid reds and yellows but just a dull grey-brown.

 Then one day I woke to find the sky a soft, pale grey. It was raining, but not hard. And it was cold. Blanket and hot cocoa kind of cold. Perfect. This is the Autumn I know and love.

  I figured it wouldn't last, so I tried to make the most of it by drinking lots tea, reading a good book, and going outside to do some Autumn-photography with a pumpkin - some of the best things to do during this beloved season.

  It really didn't last - the next day was back to bright blue skies and hot, summer-y weather again. But even still, somehow it officially feels like Autumn now. A different kind of Autumn, certainly, but still an Autumn. Pumpkin patches, Fall parties, colorful scarves, fallen leaves (despite their dullness), reading, more reading, and of course - slightly cooler weather. Just slightly.

 What's your Autumn been like so far?


  1. Your mug is adorable. :) I <3 owls!

  2. I'm dying over the pumpkin photo right now! I L.O.V.E. Autumn, because you can just curl up with a good book on a dreary day and not even worry about the work around the house. *ah* Here in Oklahoma, Autumn is a regular thing every year... however, some people have found me grumbling about why it is so late this year. A dozen leaves laying on the ground underneath our oak tree... that is just not going to work out very well with me. =)

    ~ Tarissa
    { In the Bookcase }

  3. like the mug!!!!


  4. Wow. Your autumn sounds soooo different than ours! We're pretty much past autumn now, and almost into winter. It's already snowed a couple times! It's supposed to be 46 degrees today, and that seems pretty warm as last week was in the 20's and 30's.

    Comparing climates is so weird ...

  5. Beautiful pictures dear, like, really beautiful. <3

  6. Breathtaking pictures, I love the one of the book. :) Our autumn was really beautiful, lots of different colors and pale blue skies.


  7. I LOVE your mug. Fun mugs are wonderful.

  8. Love your photo of the grey clouds - and the tea. It's my favorite kind. How do you drink it : so dark you can't see the bottom of the mug? With sugar? Milk?