Friday, August 28, 2009

just around the corner

i am quite happy to announce that the first of the fall flowers have arrived! mums at the supermarket and dahlias at the flower stand - a colorful sign that fall is on its way. SO ready for fall now after the humid blast of summer these past couple weeks. i know so many people lament the end of summer, but this has been a rough one. soooo rainy, and then soooo hot, and the general state of things around us all has been...challenging. that's why it's so important to me to make sure we enjoy the best of what each season has to offer, and fall, for me is at the top of the list.

loving loving loving the vibrant plum and wine and pumpkin colors - now, i'm an equal-opportunity flower lover (with a few exceptions) but i will say, nothing makes me feel like mums do. they immediately make me feel comfortable and cozy and give me a sense of hope and a much-loved feeling of expectancy. i think it's because the fall for me has always been full of good things - the jewish holidays and family togetherness, cool and beautiful weather, leaves on the ground, thanksgiving, pumpkin picking, apple picking, fires in the fireplace.

and the fall is when mitchell and i first got together, when we got engaged, when we got married (not all the same fall, of course). and i think mums feel like all that to me - love and family and a sense of feeling happy right where i am, but also looking forward to what's ahead.

mums photo from and

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