fall...my favorite time of year. i wasn't raised around the beauty of different seasons, we just didn't get to experience that in south Florida. but now, i crave it here. summers heat ending and cool nights arriving. this photo was actually taken while i was in maine, a summer photo of a birch tree. but with a little color saturation, i was able to turn it into the coming of fall. and fell in love. i long to see the fall birch trees in Vermont and Maine.
a few maple leaves are occasionaly turning and falling in my yard. i just had to capture this one laden with raindrops.
fall means so many things to me. freshness. comfort. the smells of cinnamon and nutmeg. apple festivals. pumpkin pie. fall scented candles that make my home feel warm and cozy. the abundance of color in the trees. falling leaves. long walks with the leaves crunching under your feet. listening to the trees and leaves blow. clear blue skies. sweater weather. bringing out my knitting needles again, dreaming of the beautiful scarves and hats that will be made with my loving hands. i love fall. and anxiously await it's arrival just around the bend.