Friday, September 21, 2012

AUTUMN 2012 HAS ARRIVED

Photo courtesy of: Mt Washington Valley New England 
Ah, it's here!  It's been a long, hot summer.  Thankfully, we were rainy here enough times that our rainfall is about normal but sadly, many parts of the country are still in a drought.  But now it's only a few hours away here.  Autumn, or Fall as it's more often called (I still prefer "Autumn"), has arrived and we are happy.  With it comes all the great stuff of the season.


The trees above...wow, American seasonal tree change is astounding. If you've never seen it, it truly is a sight to behold. 


Aren't the colors of the season pretty?  I just love this color palette.  It's so warm and comforting and inviting.  They certainly can make a place feel like home.  Green, gold, orange, rust, brown...it's the colors of the leaves!

Image courtesy of: Southernliving.com
And who doesn't love the veggies and fruits that Autumn brings? Squash in all shapes, pumpkins, corn, apples, pomegranates, cranberries, pears and more.

Image courtesy of: Wikicommons
The food!  Oh how we love the food.  Much like the comforting and warm colors of the season, the food shares a similar theme.  It's even often the same colors!  It's always warm and comforting too.  Hearty stews, thick wonderful soups, warm casseroles and flavorful slow cooked meals.

Pies, image courtesy of: Wikicommons
And pies.  Pies, pies, glorious pies.  Pecan, pumpkin, apple, fruit, custard...they just seem to be perfect embodiment of the season.

And as always, the start of Autumn brings the promise of cooler weather and eventually cold, with Winter not too far down the road.  Until then though, let's enjoy all we can of this wonderful season.

Happy Autumn!

22 comments:

karenkay said...

Oh my most favorite time of year. Thanks for the pictures, you captured Fall simply and perfectly! Karen

greenman said...

My favourite season.
I think here - in Portugal - the temperatures are going to drop a bit and we have promises of rain.
I don't want to die without seeing the Autumn leaves in New York / New England.
Happy Autumn for you guys!!

Marcia said...

Happy Autumn to you too! My daughter and son-in-law live an hour or two south of that first photo in Cornish Flat, NH. The longest covered bridge connects Cornish to Windsor, VT. Definitely leaf peeper territory up there.

2 Tramps said...

Lovely post - such refreshing pictures - and the color palette - ah! I wish I could just wave a magic wand and have my home infused with those colors for autumn! I think I need to get out and buy some new throw pillows and do a color change over for autumn. Now if only the huge fire here could be containted - it is over 24,000 acres which is over 38 square miles. The smoke keeps us inside - we need your rain but none is in our forecast - only more dry lightning this weekend. Guess I will just have to use my indoor time to bake a pie! Thanks for the colorful inspiration!

dianefaith said...

My favorite season! I live in Georgia, and our winters are usually not bad (probably about what you have in Texas), but the summers can be miserable -- hot and humid for interminable days. Autumn brings relief, much as spring must for those who do have too much snow. I love the season! Also, you have made me want pie. Now.

DFW said...

Beautiful pics! Thank you for sharing.

Kirk Dale said...

I am with you 100%. Autumn is my time of year and when I start to see the leaves beginning to 'turn' I feel very happy indeed. I can't think of anything else to add as you have said it all (especially about the food)!
Kirk

nutmeg gardener said...

I live in New England and Autumn is the lovliest time of year here! You are right on about the colors, the coolness, the foods, the coziness! It takes the sting out of moving into winter.

Kelly said...

That's what the trees are starting to look like here. I love to bake at this time of year. Well, anytime of year, but moreso now. I love the crisp weather and best yet, sweaters and sweatshirts to hide the extra weight around the middle. I HATE the allergies!! Ragweed and falling leaves make me miserable, but it's worth it. This is a great time of year to come visit. HINT HINT!

Frugal Living UK said...

We must be in sync. It is the colour palate that is so appealing, Autumnal colours are comforting somehow.

John Gray said...

oh p l e a se! dont get me started on bloody autumn!
tee hee

1st Man said...

Thank you. I tried to think of what reminded me of the season and then looked for some pictures. Thanks for stopping by!!

1st Man said...

Hi there! Welcome back! Rain and lower temps are always welcome after the hot and dry of summer huh? The New England foliage is truly unbelievable. We've seen them when we were younger but I'd like to go back with the "wisdom of years" to experience it with a new perspective. Happy Autumn to you!! Nice to hear from you.

1st Man said...

Wow, how exciting to live in the middle of that. Though they probably have a different perspective seeing it year after year, than us that see it and just ooh and aah, lol. Of course, you have a great reason to go visit too, ha.

1st Man said...

Ahhh wouldn't that be nice to just totally change out everything for the season? It's ironic, our house in town currently, as i look around, has a lot of these colors in the palette. It's just the colors I was drawn to I suppose. Warm and earthy.

Yikes about the fire, saw that on the news, didn't realize it was so close to you. I'll send good thoughts your way.

Hope the pie comes out and gives you a distraction for a bit!

1st Man said...

I never thought about it, but you're right. Yes, our Winters are mild (usually) but the summers are just oppressively horrible. So our Summer is relieved by Fall, and bad winters are relieved by Spring. Cause I'm sure you might have the same thing there, we sort of go from mild Winter, to Spring for a couple weeks, then hot and humid, ha.

Hope you got some pie!!! ;-)

1st Man said...

Thank you! I wish I had taken them all, ha. but it was fun looking for them (not to mention those food and pie pics made me hungry!)

1st Man said...

Hello and welcome!! It makes me happy. I know that first day when you wake up, open the door and walk outside and it's cool...ahh, that's just such an awesome feeling. Makes it all worth it!

Thank you for the kind words.

1st Man said...

Wow, New England. I know that is amazingly beautiful this time of year. Jealous!! though not jealous of your Winter, ha. Stay warm!!

1st Man said...

Yes, baking in the Fall seems to make more sense, not to mention it takes the chill out of the air, ha.

Great observation about the sweatshirts, too funny!!

I get the hint, we'll see what we can work on one of these days. I know I'll have to wait to get some vacation time since I don't have it yet but you're on our list of places to go and visit/see!!

1st Man said...

They are comforting and warm. I told one of my friends once that it's like a "color hug". We are definitely in sync

1st Man said...

John you're such a scrooge, LOL! Just teasing, I hear ya. Heck I'm sure some people love hot Summers, I hate them with a passion.