in three days time…

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As we slip ever nearer to fall, I am pulled to the more warm and earthy colors in my wardrobe. Maroon was the accent today, facilitated by a wild pair of striped socks.

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I happen to find this lovely color reflected in a few places around my garden, including this stunning rose that begged for its picture to be taken the moment I saw it. I like the way its petals are a little tired and weighed down, curling at the edges with a ruffle that gives it the sweetest character. It relates to the shift in attitudes at this junction of seasons, with the weight of places to be and things to be done before I can curl up by the fire with a mug of earl grey and my doggie.

IMG_0697Today I found my inspiration in the anticipation of autumn, perhaps because I’m just getting over a cold, and I wanted to don many warm snuggly layers. Fall makes me wish for ruffled petticoats and worn boots. Composing letters sealed in wax and plunking out tunes on an old piano. Fall makes me long for simpler times, nostalgic as I am. I can’t wait until the twenty-second…

https://www.flickr.com/photos/abbytrysagain/ This is abbytrysagain"s photo from flickr.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/abbytrysagain/
This is abbytrysagain”s photo from flickr.

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