Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Autumn: Love this time of year!

Autumn is my favorite time of year ... my favorite of the four seasons.  I love the feeling of the crisp cool air upon my skin, the brisk breeze that softly rustles through the changing leaves spiraling a few choice pickings down onto the eagerly awaiting ground as if nature were weaving a glorious blanket of color that when raked together is just heavenly to JUMP right on into!   You're never too old for leaf jumping, right?  I love the dazzling display of vibrant, earthy colors ... the rusty crimsons, the coppery browns and especially the fiery reds and sunset oranges.  I love the fact that pumpkins become ripe enough to harvest and enjoy:  from carving works of ART, to baking edible goodies, making soups and toasting the leftover seeds, loaded with salt: YUM!!  I love the abundant smell of fireplaces burning seasoned wood as it wafts into the crisp clean air.  I love hayrides, bonfires, roasting marshmallows, sipping hot apple cider or warm buttered rum ... And, of course, there is my favorite holiday:  HALLOWEEN!!  Who can't appreciate any legitimate excuse to act like a kid again.  = )

"Autumn walk at twighlight"
@Copyright Photograph 2010.  All Rights Reserved:  Isabelle Black Smith.

What a glorious time of year!  I hope that you and yours are enjoying your Autumn thus far as well.  We've already put the Halloween decorations up.  Our front porch and yard are bursting at the seams with Fall & Halloween decorations.  The cooler weather has set in this past week and our leaves have begun to change colors.  It's so beautiful up here right now:  I just LOVE IT!!  I hope to find some time and energy to get outdoors to capture some of this year's fabulous Fall foliage on film soon.

"Three Scary Jack-o-Lanterns Be We!"
(Pumpkins carved by my three children last year.)

I just received a letter and wonderful package of Halloween goodies from a talented photography friend now living in Arizona.  She really sounds as if she is missing the wonderful display of Autumn that the Northwest puts on this time of year.  I do recall that the desert doesn't change much during the Fall season.  So with this in mind, I am posting few of my favorite Autumnal photos from last year:  These are for you, Jana my friend!  Peace & Much Love coming your way from the Pacific Northwest. ♥

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"Autumn Breeze"
@Copyright Photograph 2010.  All Rights Reserved:  Isabelle Black Smith.

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"Indian Dance"
@Copyright Photograph 2010.  All Rights Reserved:  Isabelle Black Smith.

Lastly, here is a link to some of my favorite tunes for the season ... 

P.S.   My Autumal photos displayed above, along with other photos, will soon be for sale on my artist's website (TBA). And if you happen to have a good recipe for pumpkim soup, please leave me a comment.  I have yet to find a recipe that I like.  I love pumpkin soup!! Thanks in advance for your help : )

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the pumpkin soup recipe, Lisa. It looks delicsious!! =) Can't wait to give this recipe a try. That will be my treat for the weekend. Peace & Much Love to you, My Dear Friend. ♥


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