Monday, September 26, 2011

sunday : red and gold

i suppose it's that time.
not that i don't love fall -for i usually say it's my very favorite- it's just that it's so hard for me to say goodbye to summer.  bare feet on the grass, outdoor musical concerts, swimmin' pools, buckets of sand on the beach... there's just so much living in the summertime.
though nothing is visibly changing much here in the valley yet, it's true that the days are endlessly comfortable, and the nights cool enough for long, warm snuggles.

yesterday we went to our favorite celebrating-autumn-in-all-its-glory spot, to see if it's true; that Mama Nature really is patting us all along.

our bit-of-magic spot was just starting to turn.  we collected a few leaves, and made friends with all the caterpillars.

sigh.  i suppose it's true, then.

we were making a day of our adventuring, so from the mountains we went into the desert, out to the island.  one more trip of the summer.

it's a spectacular world out there, hmm?
even though.


  1. Beautiful photos, Steph. As always. I needed some Autumn beauty today...we will have none...and we're back up over 100. ugh.

    My favorite was the spotted moth next to the spotted leaf!

  2. It is spectacular. We've been out wandering too. I am so so so so so so so so so so so so so happy to see summer go, I"m giddy! :)

  3. I am such a fall girl. Hee hee...

    It sure is spectacular on your spot of the earth. :)

  4. I needed your blog today ~ beautiful!

    I so love those big, beautiful bison!

  5. Yes exactly! It's not that I don't like Fall, it's the ending of summer that I don't enjoy. And the knowledge that Winter is close behind.

    I love that you have lizards. So very cool :)

  6. Gor-ge-ous!!! Thanks for the soul-balm, I LOVE fall!

  7. Mountains to desert to is a good place where you can visit those all in one day.

  8. Thanks for sharing all this autumn beauty ~ lovely!!!!

  9. Like you, I adore summer, Stephanie. But these autumn photos are just SO beautiful, you've made me fall in love. Thank you, so much!

    We don't have the change in leaves, or the acorns—instead we have quite a lot of wind and rain. But this winter we went to the beach, regardless. We rode our bikes in the freezing wind, regardless. We frolicked. And I loved our winter this year. Kind of a surprise, actually!

    I've been out of the loop blog-comment-wise with flu and such, but now I'm on the mend, I can't wait to get back to saying hello regularly. I so love this space here, Stephanie. Thank you for it and for you. :)

  10. I think you must live in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Stunning images. And yes, I'm so ready for fall...but if these warmer days hold on for a few more weeks, I'll be okay with that. We know it's coming. xo


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