For years I've prayed to someday live in a place that had 4 seasons. Just before our getaway last week, I found myself sitting at my desk entranced by the view out my window of a lovely golden tree whose leaves glistened in the sunlight like a thousand tiny flames. Every time I sat down, I thought to myself that I needed to get a picture of that gorgeous tree, but I'd just sat down to work after all and I never did it. Well, we returned home a few days later and I sat down in that same seat only to look up and see nothing but bare gray branches. Every single leaf had fallen off while we were gone! I missed my opportunity then, but I've been making up for it by photographing the abundant fallen leaves outside my door. Who knew they were even more colorful once they hit the ground?
Fall color palette:
And a quick and easy scarf for a friend. Just another opportunity to play with some fall color (and use up some random yarn). I made up the pattern for the scarf as I went along, but it's a variation of this one which I had finished up just before for myself.
Of course, I'm not completely ready to let go of summer either. I'm still doing a little yard work here and there--mainly sweeping up piles of my precious leaves, which I can see will get old eventually. But I managed to put to good use some bottles I've literally been saving for years. And a few fake but pretty daisies will keep the graying garden bright and cheery through the winter.