The fall weather around here has been so pretty I had to document it for the upcoming 8 month winter where everything gets so ugly. Last winter was long, cold and so, so gray. And cold, let’s not forget that part. We had an electric space heater in every room and when I went to the grocery store I would wear woolen long johns, jeans, a sweater, a thin down jacket, a thick down coat, snow boots, hat, gloves, a scarf, and then an extra scarf for my face because they said on the news that the wind was so cold you could get skin damage. But for now we’re going to talk about the idyllic fall and not the next season that awaits. I don’t know what’s going on, but the late afternoon sun has just been so good this week. And even though there’s a 10 minute walk to our mail box, the scenery was really winning me over today and even practically being in the country didn’t seem too bad. And as another perk of country living there were huge bags of spinach for only $2 at the farmers market today. And cronuts, too.
There’s just something about the way the light is golden that makes everything feel alright, and this winter we’re not longer in living in that old, freezing apartment but somewhere much, much more exiting that makes the thought of winter not seem so bad.
I mean, come on, if that isn’t idyllic, I don’t know what is.
And while nothing can beat the fall foliage in the South, these burned green tones in the late afternoon light does have a certain je ne sais quoi to them, right?