We love fall, and we anticipate its radiance and the crisp bite in the air that makes us reach for our favorite sweaters. We decided to capture how autumn has descended on our lives and begun to settle in. And although we welcome it, we find ourselves wondering as Dr. Seuss wrote, “How did it get so late so soon?”
By the time autumn arrives, I’m eager to abandon summer brights and fully embrace a new palate. Deeper colors like the mustard yellow of the dried corn in the stalks by my front door or the rosy swash that adds beautiful dimension to my favorite Honey Crisps make me pause and inhale. And when I exhale, it’s a contented sigh. Ahhhh, fall.
My children have a different idea. Fall (like the other seasons) makes them roar or growl or…
1. A pear tree with crates of pumpkins and apples below its boughs. I love that one of the crates says “MOTTS.”
2. Tons of little gourds, only a dollar each.
3. My parents’ wraparound porch is always decorated beautifully for each season.
4. Audrey with armloads of fall goodies. After spotting that oddly shaped pumpkin, she declared, “Every pumpkin deserves a home!” and took it home with her.
5. Apples, every kind you can imagine, fresh from the orchard.
“Gather Together.” It’s the essence of fall comfort, that and a smattering of Halloween whimsy. Flour and brown sugar mark the beginning of something wonderful made for sharing.