And from books, movies, fellow bloggers... I know this is supposed to be sweater weather, knitting time. I read words like crisp, brisk, frost, harvest, insulating, firewood, yarn, baking, chowder, socks, and I feel a disconnect, and a longing. I see images of fluffyness, cuddling, snuggling, damp fallen leaves, fireside gatherings, deep pillows, baked temptations, layers of comfort and homemade love, and I want to step right in, join the movement.
I will make hot cider the first day we dip below seventy degrees.
I am ready to add a quilt to our bed.
I need only the slightest push to convince me to buy Maria new boots.
Max and I cannot wait to have tea and a roaring fire, while someone reads aloud... another reading of The Hobbit, before the big event!
Make some tea, pull up your socks, turn on a fan if you have to achieve a brisk sensation... let's tour the fall color!
The Murmuring Cottage collects and gathers gorgeous images from all over the Internet. It is a feast for the eyes. Alicia Paulson gathers gorgeous images from all over her home and neighborhood, and together with her recipes and reflections, Posie Gets Cozy is an autumnal feast for the eyes and soul. She stays Busy, and she keeps things Bright. And even for just a peek of dear Clover Meadow's ears, I never miss a post.
Maya*Made just posted a classic scene. I cannot wait to go to the one park I know of, where we will find a grove of trees in full color. Let's see... as I recall, last year, that day came sometime in November!
I love to pop over to visit the ladies and boy goats at The HenCam, and today there's a popover recipe! The first cold day... I am going to give this new-to-me recipe a try. Be sure and peek in at any of the four webcams she has on the farm. It's fun seeing who's busy in the barnyard.
How about a glance at October from Audrey~Finch? Jenny has some lovely fall images, and an October poem posted on her blog.
Good for your Soule? How about gardening! Amanda Soule, and her family, are harvesting and reflecting on the bounty and shortcomings of an October garden. Anyone who gardens knows it's not always easy to "calculate" the cost benefits, but we also know the pleasures and worth in gardening cannot be reflected only in terms of numbers. Amanda, the SouleMama, is a homesteading inspiration, and I love seeing what a classic autumn looks like from her lovely farm.
There is more out there... so much loveliness. Have you seen some fall you would like to share? Please, leave a link. Take us on a fall color tour.