My blogroll is bursting lately with beautiful autumn posts and pictures. After so many years on the East Coast, I’m still not used to fall here in Southern California.
Around here, autumn is blue and green
and hot pink
and candy-apple red
and sunny gold.
It’s definitely fall, though: nippy mornings, Santa-Ana-hot afternoons, fruits ripening on the neighbors’ trees.
The bees here are pink and white this time of year, did you know that?
This one could be a New England forest floor carpeted with pine needles
but really it’s a close-up of a palm tree’s trunk.
Ah, here’s an honest-to-goodness autumn color shot:
This one seems more like spring-comes-to-the-woods than suburban-yard-in-October.
But these are San Diego’s true colors:
We took these photos on a walk around the block earlier this week.
It wore some of us out.
I'm off to a busy day, as so often it seems I am. I wanted to take a smidge of a minute to share this lovely photo with you. My husband snapped it from the hill in our backyard ~~
It's impossible to capture the vastness of the snow on the mountains with my little digital camera, but it is a breathtaking sight. Before long, a large portion of the snow will be melted and the smog will be back, but today is lovely....
Until Next Time:
Garden Painter Art
I have just received this lovely e-card from Barefoot Books , which I would like to share with you all – it’s based on their recently-published Whole World, which not only celebrates the world we live in but reminds us that we need to look after it - something that Barefoot Books are really focussing on with their new “Go Barefoot, Go Global” emphasis on environmental issues.
As well as family favourites like The Emperor who Hated Yellow, The Gigantic Turnip and The Great Race: The Story of the Chinese Zodiac, we love Barefoot Books’ anthologies of stories from around the world. Son Number One has taken The Barefoot Book of Knights out of the library on a regular basis over the last three years. I like its format of the traditional tales being woven into the story of a young steward who is learning to be a knight, although it does sometimes mean reading time goes on for much longer than you intended!
Generally, however, these anthologies are great for (more…)