Is it autumn yet?

I can’t wait!

But it’s coming, I’m sure.

Autumn is my absolute favorite time of year.  Three amazing holidays fall in autumn (oh, that was a good one!)…Halloween, Thanksgiving and My Birthday.  I’m so excited!

There are so many other reasons I love fall.

The aroma of evening fireplaces burning in the neighborhood.  Wearing sweatshirts and jeans. Shuffling through crisp, crunchy leaves on the ground.  Shopping for new school supplies (even though I don’t really need any more pens).  Saying the words ‘burnt umber’.  Wearing fluffy socks. Baking punkin’ pies.  Sipping apple cider.  Putting more blankets on the bed.

Here in Colorado, it’s a little early for most of that…today’s temp finally dipped below 95 degrees, the Front Range is still pretty green, and putting more blankets on the bed would be ridiculous.  But I know it’s coming.  I saw it in the leaves…

Stillness of New Year’s Eve eve

It is still on this eve of a coming new year.

So before all the revelry and parties draw near,

Before champagne toasts, funny hats and good cheer,

Before to-do lists are written and resolutions are signed,

Before ringing out the old with an Auld Lang Syne,

Take time to think of all that is dear,

For now is the quiet before a new year.

In this quiet, I am taking  time to reflect on the past year.  Celebrating the successes, getting over the hurts, and remembering the little things that made me smile.  Snowflakes falling off branches and making angels in the snow. A game of hide-and-go-seek when you think you’e too old.

How to find beauty in everyday items of life is sometimes all that I need to know.

Colored Glasses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early morning icicles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amber bottle in the window

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A perfect apple

 

 

 

 

 

Sugar cubes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          

Dinner mints

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edge of the leaf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clock on the wall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!