Friday, October 23, 2015

Appreciation

 

It is so beautiful here. I will not use the word crisp...it is apple-y and mushroomy, and the sky is ripe with charcoal clouds, and mornings are gold. You can breathe with satisfaction. Color is so abundant, and so vivid that I am inspired to take up oil painting, have a rummage in the attic for Grandma's brushes, collected in a paint-spattered wood box. We walk after dark when it's quiet, wearing wool hats with big pompoms on top, feeling snug and jaunty, holding hands. Shadows and honking geese and a tiny, trembling deer mouse, lost in our cellar, captured and turned loose into the leaves. Spicy woodsmoke. Catdog and I nap beside the fire--she is a top-notch appreciator of a nice nap in a warm spot. I plan more striped and patterned projects in a bright fall palette, because wow. It's working. Fall is nice.

 

 

12 comments:

  1. We need to get to the crisp mornings, of late here in Norfolk in the UK, it's been damp and colour is slow to appear. But leaves falling off the birch trees in the garden, so autumn is definitely on it's way. Hurrah!

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  2. Your photos are so evocative of fall that I want to rush out and jump into a pile of leaves. Catdog has such fine hair/fur (I never know if dogs have hair OR fur) that she is going to have a cold winter in upstate NY. Your knitting is so lovely - and really fast - that you could knit her an entire wardrobe for the season.

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  3. Pretty, calm, happy photos. Thank you for sharing. Yes, fall is definitely here in Washington State. 26 F this morning when I woke up.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  4. Sounds wonderful! Fall is just so perfect. Love all the yarn in the top picture. I'm sure you will turn them into a awesome striped piece to be adored. : )

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  5. Sounds idyllic, we are still a little behind you so damp and gloomy is the phrase that springs to mind. Have a great weekend.

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  6. We have a catdog too!!! Just slightly more dog then cat:)

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  7. Lovely post - so romantic. Wish I could get the Can-Do-Guy to walk in the dark! My little pug puppy is more cat than dog - she literally purrs when she sees us. So dear. This is the glorious season in NYS and we are all happy for its arrival! Are your apples still dropping?

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  8. Kristen, I agree with you about the many joys that autumn brings us. Indoors and out! xo

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  9. Hurray for catch and release!

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  10. A very cozy and poetic fall post - I can see it all. And that striped pullover you just finished (love it) has me trawling through KnitPicks for yarn.
    Give catdog an extra smooch for being such a good napper.

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  11. I don't know whether you can get it over there but at the moment we have a couple of great art programmes on BBC. One is The Story of Scottish Art and the other is Simon Schama's Face of Britain. Both excellent watching.

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