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02 September 2010

The Whisperings of Autumn


It's barely there on the edge of the horizon - but unmistakably there. The air is a little crisper, the evenings are a little cooler - there is a faint smell of the fires being burned at night -- more than just the bonfires on the beach.

I love full blown Autumn. Soups, apples, homemade bread... sweaters, boots, leather, velvet, mohair, scarves, throws, paisley, tapestry... when the world is cloaked in the cover of night earlier, we retreat into our homes sooner and before long the evening walks will be illuminated not by the setting sun but by the lights warmly glowing from windows in the houses lining the street.

However, before Autumn arrives in all of her splendor, there are those weeks proceeding - where Summer fades into a pale palette of muted gold and greys - when the hustle and bustle of tourist season ends and the beaches are once again quiet and peaceful. The world exhales and things slow down. That is beginning to happen now.



Contemplative.

Quiet.

Lovely.

xo Isa

11 comments:

Deborah said...

Oh Isa! What beautiful photos. Hard to believe you live right there with all that beauty. What a joy to read your words again. **blows kisses** Deb

Helen said...

My dear Isa,
You have captured the feelings of Autumn beautifully .... my favorite of the Seasons.

Susanne said...

Poetic it is, and you have a way of capturing the feeling, that makes the loss a little easier to endure, introducing the new warm feeling of autumn..My compliments!
(But gosh I wish the warm summer nights could last a little longer ;-)
Love, Susanne

Jeanne said...

This is just beautiful...what lovely words and photos.
I found you thru Sharon @ My French Country Home.
Look foward to following!!

Jeanne :)

Tami SouthStreetShabby.blogspot.com said...

Beautifully said...
**Tami

donna baker said...

Though I have never been to Carlsbad, I would love to live there from your blog. Guess I'll have to live vicariously through you. Love it when you have time to blog.

Bekah Mae said...

Those images are so beautiful. I can almost surrender to the idea of fall now. [I'm basically protesting because we had such a sad little summer up here in Seattle.]

VICTORIA said...

You have a way of capturing the feeling!This is just beautiful... Your words are inspiring...Thanks for posting and sharing with us.Great Images indeed!

lindsay said...

I just stumbled onto your blog and am in awe over the first image of this post. (And many others...) Is it yours? How do I get a copy? (I want to be honest and not just nab it!) Thanks. -Lindsay @ http://zookeepingblog.blogspot.com/
Either way, I'll now be a follower!

Casa Très Chic said...

Fabulous pictures, very inspiring.
Have a nice weekend.
Tereza

pussman said...

some pretty pictures!