Ahhhhhh… autumn….I love this season. Always have, the cool crisp air, the comfortableness of sweaters and fleece and scarves and mittens! The savory stews and delicious breads and pumpkin-everythings! Lovey, well he’s not much of a proponant for autumn. He’s really more of a winter and summer kind of guy. To him everything is dieing. But that’s just fine. It means it’s just my job to keep us looking at the leaves and feeling snuggley! It’s nice that the temperatures here in South Carolina range from 40 and 70 degrees; perfect for perfectly crisp play dates and park dates and nature walks and baking and stewing. I grew up in much colder weather, where by now you would be waking to a daily morning frost, happily puffing out your breath in little clouds as you crunch through the fallen leaves and…snow! Now that we’ve moved south though I expected to bemoan not getting regular seasons. I thought they would all just fade into each other. Not true! The seasons actually match up to the calendar markings! It’s fall here from mid September through December. We finish raking our leaves by Christmastime and get treated to brief snow days in January! I will say it seems after living here for 7 years that the weather is a tad more geographical than seasonal. If we want snow we drive to the mountains. If we want sun and sand we head to the coast.
Well this season I’ve been able to play with a new camera with a much better macro-focus then in previous years. And what better way to practice, than looking up to capture the last leaves rainbowing before they make their descent to our little forest floors. Just be careful under the oaks. Either those acorns have a mind of their own, or those squirrels are taking matters into their own hands. Here’s a few from last months bounty of color that I was able to capture after dear Cyrena explained a few of the logistics of operating our new camera obscura!
See the seasons of the world:
jane – ian – bonnie – joyce – kim – kay – trinsch – ritva – francesca – state of bliss – cabrizette – isabelle – janis – kari – jgy – lise – cate – otli – dorte – b – sophie – mcgillicutty – sunnymama – daan – ibb – pienduzz – kelleyn – ninja – sammi – theresa – cherry b – juliette – shokoofeh – cole – grey lemon – lucylaine – lynn – skywriting – anna – dorit – conny – l´atelier – kamana – anne marie – rosamaría – victoria – tikjewit – juniper – annabel – andrea – valerie – merel – soisses – mlle paradis – cacahuete – wander chow – barbara – emily – tally – nadine – matilda – don – flowtops – susanna – tania – dana – ingrid – mary – hinke