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?

9 comments:

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

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  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. =)

    Blessings,
    ~ Tarissa
    { In the Bookcase }

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  3. like the mug!!!!

    M.

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  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 ...
    :)

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  5. Beautiful pictures dear, like, really beautiful. <3
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  6. Breathtaking pictures, I love the one of the book. :) Our autumn was really beautiful, lots of different colors and pale blue skies.

    Kendra
    ismikendra.org

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

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  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?

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