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Oh, For the Love of Autumn

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Autumn. Just whispering the word makes a warm smile spread across my lips.

Autumn.

Autumn.

Autumn.

I love everything about the season.

Bushels of plump, perfect pumpkins.

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Magnificent, brightly colored mums adorning the storefronts begging for a spot on your front stoop.

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Candy apple red shoes shining brightly out from beneath a dark, comfy pair of  jeans.

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Glorious sunrises that seem to warm even the crispest of frosty mornings.

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Accompanied by fragrant pumpkin pancakes that warm your heart and soul.

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Golden trees that stand tall and proud as they show off their Autumn foliage.

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While a rainbow of leaves gather on the ground amongst the still green grass.

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Radiant red leaves of a Japanese Maple borrow the brilliant blue skies to be their temporary backdrop.

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And as suppertime rolls around, the sun on its new schedule, gently slips away through the trees.

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While pipping hot brown sugar and cinnamon baked apples are pulled out of the oven and wait patiently,

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to end the delicious Autumn day on the sweetest of notes.

Oh, for the love of Autumn!

Wenderly

 

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Autumn Splendor

I love sharing decorating ideas full of autumn splendor and delight!

Autumn.

Deep sigh.

Autumn just seems to transform the land into a real-life fairytale, doesn’t it? The blistering summer heat cools into a comforting chill that refreshes the heart and invigorates the soul.

I love the way the days become shorter as the air becomes crisp…

the way the plants slowly stop growing before curling up for a long winter’s nap…

the spectacular splendor of leaves as they burst into color making the world a marvelous spectacle to behold…

wrapping my hands around that first hot cup of coffee for warmth as the frosty night air turns into a blazing Autumn sunrise…

nestling up to that first crackling fire in the fireplace…

relishing in that first bite of a delicious honey crisp apple…

inhaling the intoxicating aroma of pumpkin muffins baking…

listening to the cheering of a crowd from a far-off  football game echoing through the dark night…

wrapping myself up in a cozy warm sweater…

wearing my very favorite pair of jeans with my oldest very favorite pair of soft leather boots.

And I especially love hunting for pumpkins…

and finding just the right one…or twelve…but who’s counting?

You may already know this about me but I have a pumpkin problem. I love pumpkins and everything about them. Each Autumn I make a quiet promise myself to have some self control and curtail my pumpkin hunting to a minimum. But alas, my pumpkin-loving heart always seems to win out.

I think that pumpkins are magical.

And mystical and perfectly wonderful.

A pumpkin was Cinderella’s ride to the ball after-all.

Pumpkins adorn my every room as Autumn ushers in its fairytale spell…

they linger on tables tucked within candles.

They are perched upon pedestals dressed in satin ribbons,

placed upon antique white compotes on coffee tables to become part of an afternoon conversation,

and nestled into urns sprinkled throughout the house.

Aren’t you in love with pumpkins too?

Take a moment today, to enjoy the splendor and majesty of this most splendid season.

Happy Autumn!

~Wenderly

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HAPPY AWE-TUMN

Today, in honor of it being the first day of Autumn, my beloved Dogwood tree has given me the perfect gift.

A brilliant red leaf.

I am in awe.

The mysterious transformation of the seasons delights me so. In my opinion Autumn is like no other. The spectacular display of color that’s been hidden beneath the cool green of the leaves all summer long, delights me every year. I love the fact that there is a grand celebration before the bare starkness of winter sets in.

I tuck these images into the corners of my mind so that I have a place to go when I can stand the gray no more.

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When summer’s seams
Have come undone,
Then greens to reds
And purples run.
A palette falls
To the forest floor,
And autumn leaves
Leave
me in awe.

~Douglas Florian

May the leaves of Autumn linger with you all winter long,

Wenderly