Sunday, October 31, 2010

"the leaves by hundreds came"

Our front door autumn wreath, hung by a big ribbon




Fall is my favorite season. The months of September and October are by far the best of the dozen. Seeing the daily changes in leaf colors is like watching art in motion as it's being created. We live in a place peppered with big trees that show off their new colors. Last year, I shared a post, Color it Pretty, showing some of the rugged Colorado trees.


This year I want to share some of the fall color in our neighborhood. This massive tree, right around the corner from our house, is one of the most amazing trees I've ever seen! It is the same tree we used to hide Skyler's birthday bike.



If I was a tree hugger, this would be my tree.

It serves as the ideal climbing tree
for my boys (including my husband).

This tree reminds me of how small we are in a great big world.
It feels so majestic,
the master of our neighborhood.

Through our back windows,
we love to watch this cluster of trees change throughout the year.

A closer look...
A park in our yard is the perfect description of how it feels
to be encircled by trees
(however, yard work is SO not fun).

Directly behind our house
this row of trees breaks up the open land.



For every place we've lived, I like to choose a handful of unique qualities that captivate me about our home. The treasures I've discovered here are the big, free spaces, while still being cozily nestled with neighbors. And we also enjoy the serene landscapes of the lazy country just minutes away from the buzz of life.



To close,
one of my favorite poems:

October Gave a Party

October gave a party
the leaves by hundreds came
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And the leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.

-George Cooper






Enjoy your enchanted weekend.
To read my thoughts on Halloween,
see this post from last year: CandyCorn Sunshine.





This post is linked to: Outdoor Wednesday

15 comments:

portatoredichrist said...

I know you love this season,
With colors abundant and bright.
Harsh summer is behind us,
Falls cool air brings respite.
I love the joy you capture,
And post for us to see.
You set a shining example,
Teaching our hearts how to be.

Mystica said...

Thank you for a wonderfully picturesque post.

Jenny said...

Absolutely gorgeous post, Lisa!

I would totally hug that tree with you. It is magnficent!

Witching you and your family a Boo-tiful Halloween.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Thank you so much for your encouraging comment on my blog-I LOVE your front door, and all the gorgeous shots of Fall-did I really see a red pumpkin?? I loved that-

Traci said...

That tree is GORGEOUS!!! I live in Louisiana & our trees don't change! They're green & then all of a sudden the leaves fall off. We don't really have a fall season either. It's still in the 80's here!!

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

Oh fall, how I miss you... Florida is beautiful this time of year but I do miss the crisp air and the beautiful colors of fall. What an amazing tree!

Best wishes,
Tammy

Kristin said...

You have no idea how jealous I am that you get to walk outside and see those gorgeous leaves!

Nancy said...

I just love big trees too! And I've found that my fear of heights doesn't extend to tree climbing. I love the poems you share. Hope you and your boys had a fun Halloween!

Kim, USA said...

I love your Autumn wreath, very classy!
At the creek

Judy@cutest-little-things said...

L.O.V.E. this post. What greater joy than taking a moment {or more} to admire the beauty that God has surrounded us with?! Autumn is beautiful in so many ways.

Thanks for reminding us to stop and savor it :)

Judy@cutest-little-things

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Beautiful photos.

La said...

Such a pretty and unusual tree. Thanks for sharing a glimpse. La

Thecitycradle said...

Beautiful words and a very pretty post!

Marni's Organized Mess said...

Beautiful photos! I love those shots of the trees!


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Holly said...

I have never lived anywhere where you can actually see beautiful Fall leaves like that...Palm trees, pines, and cypress don't give that beauty (they have their own beauty though).