Early in Autumn I was concerned we wouldn’t get very many colorful leaves, but this month nature bowled us over with gorgeous colors splashed across the hills.
Sadly, many of those leaves fell off last week and this weekend when we received a ton of wind and a little bit of rain. Now most of our colorful leaves are all over the ground and we know this means that winter is on its way.
I’m not a fan of winter, as I’ve written about in the past, but as The Husband and I sat cuddled under blankets, watching Brokenwood last night, I remembered what I like about winter. I like that there is an excuse not to go anywhere, that we don’t feel pressured to go outside and do something in the evenings, and we can bundle up with a cup of tea or cocoa, a fuzzy blanket, and a good show or book. That part of winter I am looking forward to.
I thought I would share some of our autumn-related photos from September and October today.
What is the weather like where you are?
Now that it is autumn (though not meteorologically so), I suppose it is time to look back on our summer through photographs. I have to say that choosing the photos for this post reminded me of what a good summer we actually had this year. After the rough end of 2021 we had, I was especially grateful for summer this year and was glad to live it as full as possible.
Little Miss’ friends came from Texas to visit at the beginning of the summer.
We took a few day trips during the summer, then there were many trips down the slip n’ slide and trips to my parents’ pool, enjoying our summer flowers, playing with the pets, and helping my dad pick his garden.
How was your summer? Can you even believe it’s already (or almost officially) autumn (here in the Northern Hemisphere at least)?
Even before I looked back at the photos from July, I knew the month had been busy, but looking at all the photos from the month, solidified that for me.
There were a lot of pool visits, a lot of running through sprinklers, a musical, grocery shopping trips, visits with friends, parades, carnivals, visiting my parents, cookouts, anniversary dinners, and blowing bubbles.
Our family has had a rough week so I retreated to what helps me cope and that’s art in some form. This week I was so grateful that the flowers are still blooming around my house so I went out yesterday (despite warmer temps) to photograph those flowers before they are gone. I had to find a way to hold on to them because, sadly, I can’t scoop them up and put them in a bottle to take out and smell and feel and see whenever I am down throughout the year. Boy, do I wish I could!
I don’t have a ton of photos from May but I thought I would share what I do have. I can’t even believe May is gone and we are already in June! We did get outside a little bit more in May than in other months, since it finally warmed up, but I didn’t always remember to take my camera with me or to take photos. That’s unusual for me, but, well, sometimes it does happen that I don’t have a camera with me.
Today I decided to look back at 2021 in photos. Our year started out with a great deal of snow. Right before Christmas we had over two feet and in January, about two weeks later, we were dumped on again. Throughout January snow just kept falling and then it fell again in February. It was a crazy winter.
March and April
I don’t remember what happened in March but I could hardly find any photos from that month on my computer. Maybe I moved them somewhere else, I don’t know. I do know I had a photography slump this year.
May and June
July and August
September and October