I hate this time of year. Temps dropping. Leaves changing color and scattering everywhere. Everything going all orange and red and yellow. Yellow! Do you know how bad I look in that color?? Yes, it’s true. I Hate FALL. How can any season be good that uses the same word as an accident you hope to avoid– hey, try not to fall! Ugh. Try as I might I can’t avoid it – love some thoughts on how to survive the season.
Dear Loved One,
Very few people look good in yellow. Trees, however, with leaves turned yellow and gold seem lit by a magical light that shines only for a brief but wondrous time each year.
|MY backyard. What, you don't believe Helen's backyard is lit with mystical light? You're right, I was standing nearby glowing as I do, I'm sure.|
Not like autumn? I don’t get it. It’s a time of harvest. Of reaping the benefits of spring and summer. This is the time of year for looking at what you need to get you through what lies ahead. To take in deep all that nourishes and sustains you and to evaluate all the things that no longer serve their purpose. It is a time of letting go and casting things off with a full heart and joy - like confetti.
|Autumn in Kentucky (last year, we're still pretty green right now)|
It a season of festivals and feasts. Went to one of my favorite autumn traditions this past weekend – St James Art Festival. In Old Louisville.
Didn’t change your mind, did it? Okay, let’s get really serious then. Consider this, when the temperature gets cooler, it’s a great excuse to go shopping! For what? Are you kidding?
|"Gee, I sure would like to play with those sweater puppies!" "You took the words right out of my mouth, son!|
| He: "I can't wait until he's big enough to wear a hand-knit navy blue sweater, like these. Then he'll look just like me!" She: "Please, Mr, take this sweater off me and leave my child alone. I don't even KNOW you."|
(Joining Blue Monday at Smiling Sally's)
|Um, Darlene, if you were going to all the trouble of knitting a top to make boys notice you, you might have considered using a bulkier knit in the bust department.|
Allergic to yarn?
Surely there are fun fall alternatives.
|The actual caption was Vinyl is Still Around. The unwritten subtext? It's an unnatural entity that will never decompose and will survive until the end of time - so think of it as the trend that will NEVER GO AWAY.|
What’s your fall fashion passion? – Helen is on the hunt for vintage go go boots. Why? I Have no idea. But found a pair in the wrong size and now it’s like a compulsion.
|Go Go Boots? On THOSE legs? More like Gone Gone.|
MUST. FIND. BOOTS.