Friday, December 15, 2017

Hello friends! Summer has come and gone, and since we’re on the cusp of the first official day of Fall, I wanted to check in and say I’ve missed you.

Won’t you join me for a little fall reverie?

The other day I was in a magical little shop in Santa Fe and fell for a winter hat…

I found out that Natalie Goldberg had bought one too. Remembering her book, Writing Down the Bones made me reach through time and smile.

What is it about autumn that makes us stop and savor all the things we used to dream about?

I remember the beginning of the school year and making long lists of things I wanted to do…

places I wanted to go,

books I wanted to read.

Luckily I can’t remember the things I didn’t get around to. But those surprising wild leaps that happened like taking off one October for India to meet the Dalai Lama in his living room…they come floating down this time of year.

Silly things like little bright spots come to mind too.

 

How a preppy boy on a bicycle on a fine fall day in Berkeley would turn my head.

Things that don’t matter anymore.

But they mattered then.

And then life happens.

With all it’s twists and turns.

I like to think there’s a clarity in fall

that lets us see the things we thought we couldn’t find

were right there under our nose

the whole time.

Wishing you a sweet and happy end of September.

Where do you need to go this fall?

Painting by Stanley Spencer

33 Comments

The BUTT’RY and BOOK’RY September 22, 2017 at 19:13

Such lovely thoughts and images.(and music too)!
Hoping you Fall is filled with wonder
and joy!
Many Blessings, Linnie

miss b September 23, 2017 at 02:25

So pleased to see that you have a new post. Welcome back! Now that I have accepted that summer is finally coming to an end, I’m looking forward to all that autumn has to offer. This was a lovely reminder of those rich colours of this new season. Special images and quotes.
Thank you for your lovely comment too.

Classiq September 23, 2017 at 06:17

I do love this time of year, especially if we are lucky to have a mild autumn. I like how life becomes more organized and that it’s a time to set new goals.

Lisa Denise September 23, 2017 at 06:21

so glad to meet you. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog post. I really like this post, lots of inspiration here.

Couture Carrie September 23, 2017 at 15:23

Happy September darling!
Love that hat!

Kizzy Von Doll September 23, 2017 at 16:48

Happy you’re back!!! This was beautiful…I really love the fall time, it’s always a sense of renewal and reflection for me. I hope your week is going wonderfully :)) xxx

Luisa María Benito September 24, 2017 at 16:02

you are back!!
Thanks for stop in my blog.. Welcome back!!
Lovely picture!
Have a good day!!

Luisa

Christine D. September 24, 2017 at 17:18

“I like to think there’s a clarity in fall that lets us see the things we thought we couldn’t find were right there under our nose the whole time.” – i love that. i think it is so true. it’s one the things i love best about this season. xoxo (i’ve missed you too!)

VM September 24, 2017 at 20:19

What a very touching post…….:)*
I do LOVE all these images and the music has carried me away!
Truly,LOVE Fall!:)))*

Thankyou so very much for your visit and for your absolutely prettiest comment,thankyou!:)))*

How good are all these qoutes…..
I can’t resist it to save all of them,thankyou!

Wishing you too gorgeous end of September,
Hugs from Holland,
V.

Margaret September 25, 2017 at 04:44

welcome back. Summer has gone and fall is here. There are so many reasons I enjoy fall … from apple cider to trips on apples farm … I missed you too.
Margaret

Relyn Lawson September 25, 2017 at 10:48

A new to me Van Morrison song – you have made my day!

Traci September 25, 2017 at 15:17

LOVE that hat! And your story.

FASHION TALES September 26, 2017 at 04:29

Happy almost autumn to you. I’m glad to see that you are back to blogging, and hope you enjoyed your time away. I love the Natalie Goldberg quotes. xx/Madison

Rowena September 26, 2017 at 23:50

Summer seriously just flew by! Hope you had a most incredible one! So glad you’re back! Fall is definitely one of the most beautiful times of the year and your lovely images are making me quite wistful 🙂 Happy weekend!

design elements September 27, 2017 at 02:24

you are back!!! I missed you. I’m sure you have a wonderful summer. Welcme back! hugs hugs hugs

Marcela Gmd September 27, 2017 at 04:00

Lovely post!!! Welcome back!!!
Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Catherine Robinson September 27, 2017 at 16:14

Such a beautiful post for your return …I’ve missed you 😉 I think September is my favourite month, my daughter was born in September, today actually and it’s a month of things anew. I love the Natalie Goldberg quote, brilliant.
Thanks for popping by lovely to hear from you. xx

Pamela RG September 28, 2017 at 03:13

Welcome back! I missed you too. This post is so touching and encouraging. I hope Fall is exciting for you as it is exciting for me too.

Catherine Robinson September 29, 2017 at 01:03

Such a beautiful post for your return …I’ve missed you 😉 I think September is my favourite month, my daughter was born in September, today actually and it’s a month of things anew. I love the Natalie Goldberg quote, brilliant.
Thanks for popping by lovely to hear from you. xx

Marie September 29, 2017 at 07:27

Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog.
Your post is so sensitive and touching, I am happy I started my day with it.

Alicia. September 29, 2017 at 14:24

Oh we love the Fall season! Crisp air and beautiful colors. Love your hat it is so pretty!

Diana Mieczan September 30, 2017 at 00:07

Ah, I am so happy you’re are back, darling and this story is magical:) Kisses

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic September 30, 2017 at 06:26

Welcome back!!!!
It is so great having you and your fantastic blog back!!!!!
Autumn has been my favorite season since I can remember. I love the changing colors of the leaves, the cooler weather, football starts, Halloween, and of course in fashion it signals the wearing of jackets, coats, cozy sweaters, & boots…..
I have always loved it!!!!!

June September 30, 2017 at 13:13

So good to see you back! You were gone a while! I was away on holiday for a week or so! But am back now 🙂

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic September 30, 2017 at 22:15

I forgot to mention that in my above comment…..
Hugs,
Shannon

Lisa Hjalt September 30, 2017 at 22:31

I don’t believe I need to go anywhere. I’m fine with staying right where I am with my books + good coffee, watching the arrival of autumn.

Suz October 1, 2017 at 03:38

Beautiful blog. I had to sign up to get your beautiful posts in my e-mail. Thanks for visiting. I would have never found you.ries! 😉

Alicia Mackin October 1, 2017 at 12:06

That is a very cool hat and funny I was just thinking on the train tonight that I wanted to get a hat like this.

Stacey October 1, 2017 at 20:46

such a beautiful post to usher on Fall. I am right where I want to be this fall(with my family). It’s even more special because the hubby will be home to share it with us:)

Zara October 1, 2017 at 21:01

Thanks for sharing your memories and thoughts! Happy Autumn to you, too! :)❤

cat eyes & skinny jeans October 2, 2017 at 12:30

You’re killing me with these photos, so gorgeous!

Welcome back to the blogosphere!!

Martina October 2, 2017 at 18:56

Such a pretty autumnal post – love your images here and the quotes – especially the last one. Yes – that’s how it is! Thank you for your sweet visit chez moi and hope to see you again. Love for a happy sunday!

Kim – Exquisitely Unremarkable October 3, 2017 at 00:48

It’s funny how the smell of the air or the way the sun sets during a particular season can trigger a long forgotten memory. Fall always reminds me of college…and the lovely times I had there! Thanks for the memories! 😉

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