Friday, September 01, 2006
Can you believe it's September already?!! I wish I could tell you it was beginning to feel like fall around here but it isn't! We're still having very warm weather....mostly in the 90's.
Fall has always been one of my favorite times of year. I'm anxious for it to get here so I thought maybe if I posted some fall photos it would help! I love all the vibrant colors of the trees, and the sky just seems to be bluer than usual. Living here in the high desert we don't have too much of a fall season and not too many trees turn color. We do have one tree in the backyard that will turn a beautiful deep burgundy color and I will be sure to take photos when that happens.
When we lived in Colorado I enjoyed the aspens as they turn a wonderful golden color. Our property had so many aspens on it. One year they didn't turn golden but were a blackish color! I think that year we had a very wet summer and fall and that was the reason. It was a bit strange.
Here is a photo HB took on the road to Pike's Peak during the fall. I think this is Crystal Lake, and as you can see the aspens are beginning to turn a golden yellow.
Here is another photo taken the same day in the same area.
Where I grew up in Illinois we had great fall colors. There were two very large public parks where I loved to walk in the fall. There's something about leaves crunching underfoot that always gets to me. And I love sweaters and jackets and boots! I guess I really should live someplace not quite so hot!
My kids and I used to go to one of the big parks, build a fire and roast hotdogs and marshmallows. I remember raking leaves and burning them in the street at my grandma's house in Illinois. That was before all kinds of regulations when you could still burn leaves. That's one of those smells that I can always recall.
What are your favorite fall memories?
I've been tagged by Daisy Lupin for a little book thingie. I was supposed to grab the first book, turn to page 123, scroll down five sentences and then copy out the next three. So here goes: "Here the peasants could shed their snow-laden fur-skin jackets and leave their huge straw overboots. A door led from the hall into the large main room, which was literally a living room. Here the housewife did the cooking for her family on the great fireplace, which had a built-in oven at one side. The fire was never allowed to go out from the time of the first frost until the spring thaw, and the coffee-pot on the hearth was as constant as the fire." I added one extra sentence because I thought it was called for!
Now let me explain this book. The name of it is The Decorative Arts of Sweden by Iona Plath. It is one of those Dover books and I had recently brought it into the office to look through and do some research. It was the book on my desk at the time. I actually had to go to page 125 to get text as page 123 only had photos! Does that mean I'm cheating!! :-)
Not so exciting but I was instructed to choose the first book at hand and other than a dictionary this was it!