Dreaming of Autumn





   Fall has been illusive out here on the prairie. One day it will be chilly and a sweater will be needed and I'll think "it's here!" and then the next day it will be 90 degrees and all that fall festive feeling will be gone.
   I know that fall is somewhere--- in New England. I've seen it on instagram and facebook! And I know that last week was exactly a year since my New England romp, and its got me feeling nostalgic for all that pretty scenery--- the amazing colors, the beautiful homes, that feeling of Vermont and New Hampshire and Massachusetts in October.

   So here is my little ode to an autumn taking place many miles away. I know it wont be long before its here too--- but I'm not known for my patience. I'm afraid it will go from summer to winter. I need my autumn, Oklahoma. Please get to it!

   Here--- Baby is chatting about the Cheerios he's putting in his mouth while the dog waits expectantly at his feel. We're in the dining room, looking out the big old windows, watching the birds at the feeder. The neighbor's cat is sauntering around, causing a squirrel to chatter at him loudly--- the squirrel has things to do, it's his busiest time of year, and he has no time for a cat to laze about, pondering if he should eat him.

   Even though it is unseasonably warm, I'm so glad it's October. There's a settling in feeling to life. Maybe that ancient feeling of 'harvest and then hunker down for winter.' I want to knit and make hearty slow cooked foods, get busy cleaning up the yard for its coming season of sleep, and enjoy the cool sunny days that are so uniquely autumn.

   Well, I suppose I better get started with the day. Big sis is already at school, and the plants needs watering. I hope you have a gentle start to your week--- I honestly don't mind a Monday. It's a reset, and the week is full of promise.

   Oh, and don't forget about the giveaway! Its the post just below this one. Winner will be chosen Wednesday, so comment for your chance to win a silly pumpkiny treat!~

   Til then,
~H

6 comments

  1. Those photos are so gorgeous- they make me super happy just to look at them!! Autumn does seem to have hit the northeast (I'm less then 30 miles from the New England border! haha). It looks and feels like autumn and as usual I'm worried it's going to flee much too soon! I love it so much. I like thinking that Monday is a reset- great choice of words!

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  2. I love these Fall photos from New England!! There is nothing like the beauty up there either. It is a delight for all of the senses. Like you, even with Florida warm weather, I àm glad it is October because there is a new feeling of energy. We need that so much after a long hot and humid summer!!

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  3. I love these beautiful Autumn photo's, I would love to visit New England in the Fall. My parents are there at the moment & so are the twins God parents.
    I have added your blog to my sidebar so I don't miss a post. I have enjoyed reading some of your older posts, you visit some wonderful places.
    Fondly Michelle

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  4. So exquisitely written, you capture fall perfectly. Ours is going a little too quickly as always, once the leaves turn there's not stopping it, the temps drop and soon snow will be here!

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  5. Autumn in New England ... *sigh.* I lived in Massachusetts for nine years and fell in love with all the surrounding area: Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine. Autumn is much less pronounced here along Alabama's Gulf coast, so it's always a treat to see where others have visited. Christie Jones Ray, a mutual Susan Branch 'girlfriend,' recently shared snapshots of her visit to the Tasha Tudor Museum, as well as Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House and other notable sites. Hopefully she will post an entry at her blog if you'd like to check it out: http://christiegrammyshouse.blogspot.com/. Thanks always for sharing.

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  6. "I'm so glad it's October. There's a settling in feeling to life. Maybe that ancient feeling of 'harvest and then hunker down for winter.' I want to knit and make hearty slow cooked foods, get busy cleaning up the yard for its coming season of sleep, and enjoy the cool sunny days that are so uniquely autumn."

    There is such a wonderful feeling to Autumn and also to Spring. I can't decide which I like best, but I think Autumn wins by a thread. I look forward to ordering your cards again this year. Next year we will be visiting our hometown in Maine at this time! But for now I eagerly await an evening that is chilly enough to have a excuse to burn a fire in the fireplace!

    Laura (in Virginia)

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Each and every comment is appreciated! Thanks for coming to visit me :) ~Heather

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