It’s the end of October and autumn has finally showed up. Red, orange and yellow hues slowly crept their way across the mountains, but after the cold snap this weekend the colors have popped! To celebrate our anniversary a week early, we drove all over the Blue Ridge Parkway and its surrounding towns. The hardwoods looked dipped in brilliant autumnal paint.
I’m thankful for the beauty of this season and the ones to come because with all the medical issues that have parked themselves on my path the past six months, I’ve needed something else to focus on. My wonderful husband takes me exploring whenever our schedules permit. He always knows how to unburden my mind.
Besides focusing on getting out in nature, I’m also trying to stay on course with my writing goals. I am close to completing the edits on my query letter to a literary agent and my synopsis, but I find myself procrastinating. I fear the rough road of finding a publisher who will like my manuscript. I know I need to just bite the bullet and finish, but getting the courage to press “send” is another thing.
I hope the next few months bring good news, both literary and health wise. I’ve captured my fall season through these photographs. From Darnell Farms and Barber’s Apple Orchard to drinking pumpkin pie lattes and lounging by a warm fire pits but more importantly traipsing through the mountains with family and friends. I hope you enjoy them!!
“I loved autumn, the one season of the year that God seemed to have put there just for the beauty of it.” ~ Lee Maynard
“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.” ~ Stanley Horowitz
“I see the turning of a leaf dancing in an autumn sun, and brilliant shades of crimson glowing when a day is done.” ~ Hazelmarie Mattie Elliott
“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree. . .” ~ Emily Bronte
“Two sounds of autumn are unmistakeable. . .the hurrying rustle of the crisp leaves blown along the street . . . by a gusty wind, and the gabble of a flock of migrating geese.” ~ Hal Borland
“Steam rising underneath a canopy of whispering, changing aspens; starlight in the clear, dark night, and wondrous beauty in every direction. If only all could feel this way, to be so captured and enthralled with autumn.” ~ Donna Lynn Hope
“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the Earth seeking the successive autumns.” ~ George Eliot
“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than to be crowded on a velvet cushion.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” ~ Lauren DeStefano
Let me know what you have been up to this Autumn!