Fall's First Breath
The golden hue of the sun is playing on the dried grasses and the perfectly round bales of hay today.
It's distant and muted. Giving the picture a matte finish.
A trick, just for the fun of Mother Nature. Tomorrow we will see.
A chilly night's sleep goes unnoticed. The damp, cool morning does not.
The cool wetness gives way to the warmth. Leaving behind a tapestry of scents: ripening fields, aging leaves, smoky hints.
The air clings and hangs closer. Pulling, softly tugging. "I am coming, I am coming".
Anxious feelings imprinted from childhood. Excitement of the change fill us up as night falls faster.
It's a surety.
Fall is creeping in. Seething around the folded corners of the slowly dying leaves and slipping through the ragged edges of the cut grain.
Soon, the crisp will follow. Blanketing the world and transforming it once again. Giving it a glorious new name.
Ann from A Hole in the Basket Primitives was having a pattern pass along. I was the lucky recipient. It's a Stacy Nash design and was so much fun to stitch. I have it hanging in my front entryway. Thanks again Ann.
Now that I am done with it, I want to pass it along again to someone who will promise to use it.
Just comment letting me know that you would like it and I will pick a name on Friday.
Taking August for the girls was a very good thing. But, so many times I wanted to run to the computer to share what was going on.
I won't try to play catch up with you but will share just a few.
We have had some very big fires close to home. It's amazing to see the fury of Nature.
Our neighbor is a fisher and crabber in Alaska. He was visiting his family for a couple of weeks and brought this by our house for dinner. The girls thought it was amazing. It sat in a steel bowl in our refridgerator over night. They watched it move and breath and spit water in and out.
Every 4 or 5 years the Blue Angles come and give us a show at the airport. We live just North of it where the show flies. We get them right over our house. So we stand on our lawn chairs and watch. They are so loud and shake the ground as they go by.
Don't ever let the Kirby salesman in your door. Three hours later you will be willing to spend the money just to get him to leave.
We have had some spectacular shots of the moon. We also have had some amazing lightning storms.
We go to the County Fair every year where the girls get to ride rides, eat as much as they want, and have fun looking at the animals and exhibits. Oldest threw up "again" because she ate too much. How many fried Nutter Butters, donuts, candy fish, icecream, popcorn, and soda can you eat before you do? Oh, ya. Put it all on top of a Happy Meal too.
School started today. The kids are all gone. I have all three going for the first time. It is very quiet here and I am left with all my own thoughts. It's scary. Ususally I am always helping, or fixing, or talking, or breaking up an argument or two. Now.....nothing. Complete silence.
What will I ever do?
Have a great week.