Today was the first full day of
the Fall season! Happy Fall!
Sometimes I feel like I'm living in a dream, like it isn't quite
reality, because of how quickly the seasons come and go.
It is hard to imagine the Autumn leaves will be falling again soon,
if they haven't already started to in some places, and that cool days are
soon to be here in another Fall. It feels like we were just pulling
out all of the beautiful reds and oranges and decorations to make
our fireplace mantel and home look festive for Fall,
and it has just arrived all over again.
To begin Fall, I take delight in perusing quotes that exude Fall
wonder and the feeling of this glorious season. Reading them and
looking through breathtaking Fall scenery photos
is so relaxing, to stare at God's works of art in the leaves
and imagine I am standing in the middle of all of it.
Here are some of my favorite...
Ah, Fall. Such a miraculous season full of such
incredible beauty. The world feels so alive to me, much the way
it does come Spring, but just in a different shade, a shade of fiery oranges
and reds instead of pastels.
Thomas Kinkade is a painter I admire so very much.
This painting takes me to the feeling of what beauty is found in
a rainy, Autumn day in a quaint, cozy town of warmth and happiness.
I hope that someday I am able to travel to the Northeast
to experience the grandeur of the Fall season there with the resplendent
colors that seem brighter and more vivid than anywhere, perhaps,
like a fairy tale scene.
I just saw this this week and had to laugh at this because it
could not be more true.
I am SO thankful Fall is here! In the South, the humidity of Summer
becomes heavier and hotter than ever toward the end of the season and the
lovely Fall weather that starts to show itself is so welcome!
Surviving triple-digit day after triple-digit day plus humidity
causes a craving for cool, breezy, overcast Fall days.
I am thrilled just thinking of it, along with the coziness
I fall in love with every Autumn, the coziness I think about all year
long, of the joyful days spent inside relaxing with a cup of
hot chocolate, staring out at the leaves falling,
watching a foggy window pane as raindrops slide down
while a pumpkin candle nearby fills your home.with its scent.
I think that is what I am looking forward to most of
all this season... the rainy days as the air becomes crisper and
the feeling of everything is refreshingly wet and chilly... and relating to
that, I think a close second is getting to wear cozy, soft sweaters because
of the changes in the weather. I am ready for that!
And baking warm, delicious desserts.
How did I almost forget that!? ;)
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If you've read my blog for awhile, you know I can't get through a
season without mentioning or dreaming about front porches and
adding beautiful decorations to them for that season,
whether it is a wreath or flowers by the door.
These are some Fall front porches that I found that I admired
for their beauty and the warm, inviting appeal.
How special it is to celebrate the seasons God gave us with
decoration and making our homes cheerier with their color.
Happy Fall y'all!!
I hope you have a most wonderful and blessed season!
What do you most love about this amazing season?
Are you planning to decorate your home?
(All photos and images from: source)