September 22, 2011

Falling For Fall.

Suddenly, there is that unmistakable finale in the air. One that signals that a certain natural change is imminent. As we are about to cross the gateway into the third season, my surroundings become defined by all the subtle alterations, those that announce the arrival of Lady Autumn.

The westerly winds blow ever so colder and the sun sets earlier by each day. Looking out of the windows, I notice the first golden leaves on our birch tree and the rowan in our garden is by now fully mature.
My afternoon drive home these days ends in twilight and during my solitary morning run, I can feel the chill in the air and the dance of the first fallen foliage around my feet, when the breeze picks up.

Indeed, tomorrows equinox means that fall is about to commence and this realization brings on emotions of a renewed excitement. I look forward to experience this rich, flamboyant season, in all its colourful glory, greeting it as if for the first time, seeing it with new eyes.
In my new home, in my new life.

29 comments :

A Lady's Life said...

Oh lovely post zuzana! Love life colors...... all enriching flavors.

Juan Carlos said...

Fall is about to commence, and I can perceive the change, the new colors, the scents in your photos, with your voice.

Elizabeth said...

Fall, the season of plenty, just around the corner, racing towards us with stealth speed. Still it is a season that brings the fruits of a year and clears the path to plan for a new journey.

Ash said...

Mmmm....beautiful, soothing post - dear Zuz. I wish you a happy and blessed Autumn Equinox!

tony said...

Life Keeps Moving! I'm Sorry Zuzana ,I Havnt Been Around Much Here [very busy & Preoccupied at the moment!]I'm off to Italy on Saturday.......hopefully, I shall blog from there. Bestest Wishes.xoxo

Hilary said...

New sights, new changes.. maybe some new progressive photography options. ;)

Brian Miller said...

nice...it will be a year full of firsts and new experiences...the seasons the most dramatic i imagine...and will be fun for us to see them through your pictures as well....welcome back friend....

about to leave on a surprise romantic weekend myself...

ladyfi said...

Lovely pics. I can feel the chill pulling in here too - and that delicious tingle in the fingers very early in the morning.

Colleen said...

Dearest Zuzana, you write absolute poetry! I wish you a beautiful autumn in your new home. May it be filled with more love than you can even imagine!

Betsy said...

Lady Autumn...love that. :) I'm looking forward to all of your fresh new things to photograph!

Donna said...

Beautiful, Zuzana! Autumn is such a lovely time of year.

Sandy said...

Yesterday was the first day of fall here. We are having steady rain for almost a week. Everything is still green...the grass loves all the rain. There a fall feel in the air though...some cooler temperatures. It was such a hot summer now it feels funny to have cooler weather. It sounds like you are happy in your new home Zuzana. We're getting ready for our fall trip in a few weeks to Florida and Walt Disney World. Have a lovely day!

Janelle Goodwin said...

What a beautiful post for the first day of autumn. Thank you for that, Zuzana.

Becky~ said...

Lovely post.You say it so well.Sending you all the best for this Autumn and always.

adrielleroyale said...

Beautiful pics!! Soak it all in my friend, soak it in!! :)

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for this beautiful tribute to change. I like it very much. You inspire me! Your FB image is lovely!

Betsy said...

Thanks so much for helping me celebrate my birthday yesterday! :)

Susan Deborah said...

My birthday is soon approaching and this makes the season lovelier for me. Zuzana, we don't see much change in our part of the world but it is still wonderful to observe this phenomenon throughout the world.

Wishing you happiness and joy in this season which will be the first autumn for you and Peter.

Joy always,
Susan

Rajesh said...

Wonderful set of images. Love thy nature.

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

I am in AWE of all the color in the photos! I enjoy fall so much too! The color, the smells, the cooler temps! LOVELY!

Just_because_today said...

the happiness in your present life will make every season beautiful, dear Zuzana. The way we feel changes the perception of our surroundings.
Fall gives me mixed feelings. Although I appreciate cooler temperatures for my runs and I love the color of the leaves in my daily commute, I detest the slow progression to winter. Once I reach winter, I know the end is near.

LadyCat said...

Your photos are so full of beautiful colors! I love the way you describe autumn as being "flamboyant". What a perfect word! Enjoy your first autumn in you new home...I know it will be full of fun and happy times : )

Zuzu said...

Stunning photographs! We will be outdoors building a shed - the leaves are beginning to turn and the sunshine feels so good!
Have a wonderful weekend, dear Zuzana!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Joanna Jenkins said...

Fall is my favorite time of the year, maybe because not that I live in So. California, I don't really get to experience it in all it's glory. Your Fall collage is makes me smile and miss the colors even more.
beautiful. xo jj

Myrna R. said...

Since I live in the desert, I now appreciate the Fall more than any other season. It looks beautiful in your part of the world. May it's splendor bless your new life.

Lord Thomas of Wellington said...

LadyCat and I are looking forward to the beauty of autumn. Nice pictures with your words of expectation. :)

Kat_RN said...

I love Fall!
Kat

Angela Bell said...

Really beautiful Zuzana!

Zuzana said...

Lady, Juan Carlos (welcome), Elizabeth, Ash, tony, Hilary, Brian, ladyfi, Colleen, Betsy, Donna, Sandy, Janelle, Becky, adrielle, Sandy, Susan, Rajesh, Jill, Myriam, Ladycat, Zuzu, Joanna, Myrna, Tom, Kat and Angela – yes indeed, fall is here and I love this rich season. It is so beautiful when it comes to colours and to me colours mean so much as I love their vibrant shine. It feels to me at all times as if autumn tries to give us a majestic show before winter arrives, a seasons so barren and totally devoid of colours all together…

Thank you so much dear friends for stopping by and leaving such kind comments.
Xoxo
Zuzana