Tuesday, November 5, 2013

An Autumn Glow and Easy Fall Days ~

Is there an Autumn glow in your neighborhood?

Here I am in Southern California and it looks like Vermont ~ 


Clear blue California skies.
Splashes of multicolored leaves ~


November roses hanging on to the last bits of warm sunshine ~ 


The bees are still busy ~


Working away on the last remaining Morning Glories ~ 


Hungry goldfinch ~


A vacant Bluebird house ~


Hoping to lure those wintery blue birds to my back yard.
Offering them treats made just for them ~ 


So many birds flying all about.
She waits by the window...birdwatching ~ 


Waiting...


to catch another glimpse of that shedding lizard ~ 


After awhile, she gets bored... 
and trots off to look for someone to play with ~


Puppy Playtime ~ 


These quiet and orange colored days find me packing away the last bits of Halloween. 
See you next year, Halloween rocks ~


Stacking and arranging pumpkins all around the front porch.
My favorite place to sit on a cool November evening ~ 


The vegetable garden has retired.
One...last...zucchini ~ 


A beautiful but sad gift.
Fallen from the sky on a warm November day ~ 


Delicate but unusually large.
Dragonfly ~ 


Inside, it's time to appreciate little things.

Bright, dramatic light that makes it's way through my studio window ~ 


Cleaning and rearranging the china.
My Grandmas tea set...


and a tiny, child's tea set that belonged to my grandma..
 when she was a girl ~ 


Treasures.
Inherited green goblets and pink depression glass ~ 

Working in my little studio.
Cleaning my messy desk.
Back to work ~ 



Easy days.
Autumn in the air and in the trees.

Savoring this time that never lasts quite long enough.

In the blink of an eye, it will be Christmas...
Then New Years Eve.
Then...a whole new year.

Today, it is Autumn.
In my yard.
In my home.
And in my bones.


Until Next Time:
Kim
Gerushia's New World

8 comments:

Raige Creations said...

I just started enjoying the fall. I get what you mean, easy days. Cozy time. Loving it.
But yikes let's not talk about Christmas, kay?
;)
~Rebecca

Gerushia's New World said...

Rebecca:

I get so frustrated with the early Christmas commercials and Christmas decorations in the stores before Thanksgiving! I want to savor this time of year without feeling the chaos of Christmas any earlier than I have to.

Yes, let's NOT talk about Christmas!

Thank you for stopping by.

xoxo
Kim

a fanciful twist said...

OH Kim, our world's are quite alike, I love it.

I also adore snippets of your treausures and pups, what sweeties! Love the crazy play time faces ;)

Look at all your pretty pumpkins, how marvelous!!

You have a beautiful world. And you are a beautiful soul, never forget it.

Love ya,

Vanessa

Gerushia's New World said...

Vanessa:

Isn't it interesting that like-minded souls fall upon each other no matter how far apart from each other they are? Two kindred spirits living miles apart.

Our worlds are quite alike and YOU are a beautiful soul.

Love ya right back!

Laura Tieri said...

Ha! I just saw your post & was going to warn you that you better guard those pumpkins before Vanessa comes over & steals them! I see I'm too late...she's already eyeing them up!!! :0)
I just love your rocks! So cool!

Gerushia's New World said...

Laura!

Did you see Vanessa's red colored pumpkins? They are gorgeous. I am so jealous of her amazing pumpkin patch.

Those rocks are the center of my Halloween heart. They were all painted by my kids and my husband and myself throughout the years. I LOVE them!

Thank you so much for stopping by.

xoxo
Kim

Laura said...

Your photos are so beautiful! I love the Halloween rocks. What a cool idea and tradition. Autumn has been here (NC) for a while and is still read, green, yellow and orange around. Have a wonderful week!
blessings
~*~

Gerushia's New World said...

Hi Laura!

I bet it's beautiful in North Carolina right now.

I am very lucky to have all this color in my Southern California neighborhood. It doesn't look like this in most of Southern California. My colorful trees are Pistache trees and Liquidambars.

Thank you for stopping by.

xoxo
Kim