Thursday, November 20, 2014

A Glimpse of Fall

While the rest of the country is plunged into a premature winter, we Californians are just now getting our first glimpse of autumn.  It's a short season, but a wonderful one.  Out come the vintage sweaters, the candles and the favorite recipes for mulligatawny and beef stroganoff.

Growing up in the midwest, I'm still not used to this condensed version of fall.  It is very subtle. Our dry season slowly turns into a wet one.  Pink roses are replaced with bouquets of red and orange chrysanthemums, sunflowers and lilies.

If we're lucky and the temperatures drop even more, we can light a fire in those rarely used fireplaces.  We can add those family heirloom quilts to our beds.


Fall is short and sweet.  Believe me, I am not complaining.  I don't want to be buried under six feet of snow but a little rain would be nice.   A long, wet, soggy California winter.  Hopefully, it's just around the corner.

Sharing with Happiness at Mid Life.  Thank you, Alice, for inviting me to your Link Up.

1 comment:

  1. Oh these pictures are gorgeous!! I am so bummed we are getting a heat wave this week. Can you believe that it's suppose to be mid 80s on Wednesday! Thank you so much for sharing on TBT Fashion link up - have a great Thanksgiving!