Saturday, September 17, 2016

Autumn is In the Air

Ever since I graduated high school and thus no longer dreaded the end of summer break, autumn has been my favorite season. Cooler weather, brilliant foliage, and the anticipation of Halloween are just some of the joys.

There are also the brilliant skies:

Outside My Bedroom Window

From My Driveway

Jezebel Enjoying the Cicadas, Another Fall Bounty
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34 comments:

  1. Beautiful Jezebel!!! What a lovely kitty you have there! I love those fine, wispy clouds--autumn is my favorite time of year.

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    1. Thank you! She's a character. I wish she weren't so shy around visitors because of her tendency to make us laugh. Happy autumn, Kathleen.

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  2. Ever since college Spring replaced Summer as my favorite season. You're lucky to see such a beautiful sky, they sky outside my window is dreary.

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    1. I'm sorry you have a dreary view. Thank you for stopping by with a kind word. Best wishes!

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    1. Thank you. It means a lot coming from one so lovely, herself.

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  4. I adore the sky's ever changing canvas of colours and patterns. Lovely photos.

    Africa - Kruger to the Falls - Linky

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    1. I am always looking up and around in awe. Good thing I have never driven off the road while gazing! Thank you for the kind word, Keith. I am in awe of your photography skills, as well as short story writing. Be well, my friend.

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  5. I kind of long for an autumn. We don't really get one around here.

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    1. That's too bad, Liz. A dear friend who lives in Las Vegas was awed by our fall foliage when she came to visit. Though I would love to live near the ocean, Ohio isn't such a bad part of the USA. Best wishes!

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  6. I love autumn too. It's still warmish and everything starts to look so beautiful. People think I'm mad because my idea of hell is going on holiday in 80F-plus heat! Great picture of Jezebel, by the way!

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    1. I'm so glad to not be alone in enjoying cooler weather. Thank you for the kind word!

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  7. I love summer, no doubt, because of the dreary chronic gray of winter here. This year, we had a short short summer, with the rain not leaving til mid July, which was very depressing. I love fall, however, for the crisp cold clear nights with stars that seem to bulge from the sky! Often our fall is just gray and dreary and that seems to be in store this year.

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    1. I sure hope you get to enjoy a much unexpected and nice fall. You deserve it. I enjoy your lovely comments, my dear.

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  8. Oh how happy I am that cooler temps have arrived. Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. I'm one of the few that get "cabin fever" in the summer. Your photos made me chuckle only because I'm happy to see I'm not the only one taking images of our beautiful sky. I have a picture folder titled "September Clouds." Thanks for sharing yours.

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    1. I need to take your wise idea and organize my photos. In fact, I was thinking earlier that I should do a computer backup! Thank you for stopping by with a delightful comment and reminding me of my goal to create a backup. There are some irreplaceable photos on my laptop. Be well!

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  9. The photos are magical, Darla! I love the one of Jezebel best! So soft, so gentle. Hugs! I love autumn too!

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    1. Thank you, my dear! Jezebel can be a handful. She attacked her housemate Tilly because a strange cat outside startled her. I'm at fault; I made the mistake of putting Tilly in the window next to her. All is well now, though, except for the tears in the screen. Oops!

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  10. Aww, Jezebel loves a room with a view as much as my Sage does! :)

    I love autumn, too, along with all the fall foliage. (heart)

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    1. Sage is such a pretty name! Thank you for the kind words, my dear.

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  11. Hey Girly, Miss seeing you. Are you doing Nanowrimo this year?

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    1. You're so sweet. And talented. I'm not certain what to do in November. Hmmmm... I shouldn't skip after so many years, really. Whatever I decide, best wishes to you!

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  12. I love fall now that there's a pumpkinfest in my town, sort of a last hurrah before winter and dark sets in.

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    1. Thank you for the kind word and the reminder of fall festivals. Be well, my dear.

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  14. Oh, it is my favorite too. Love the change of colors. Love the almost winter feeling.

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    1. I agree! Now it's looking dreary with all the clouds and loss of the leaves, unfortunately. ~sigh~ I hope you're having good weather.

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  15. I love the colours of Autumn. Lovely pictures, Darla. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comment! Best wishes, my dear.

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  16. What great photographs! It's cold here at the moment in Devon, England, with frost turning everything white in the mornings. It's very pretty but I prefer it warmer.

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    1. Ooh. Frost can be so pretty but I want to snuggle inside when it's cold, especially before I adjust to the change. Stay warm!

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  17. Jezebel--what a great name. Do you call her Jezzie for short?

    I love autumn too, but since I hate winter, my love is tempered somewhat by dread.

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    1. Thank you! We do call her Jezzie sometimes. Then there are the times she's being really silly and we call her Jezza-boo-bunny-bear. I have no idea why. ~rolls eyes~ Sorry you hate winter. I'm fortunate to not mind it so much. Thank you for stopping by with a kind word!

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    2. I have no idea where you live, kiddo. Peggy (my wife, who I'm forever talking about) and I live in Oregon's Willamette Valley which is where Strayer lives, only she's 45-miles north of us (we're in Eugene, and she's in Albany). The winters aren’t terribly cold here, but they are terribly gray and drizzly. My hatred for winter comes mostly from my fear of colds. When I was a boy, I would catch one cold that would last the whole winter long by turning into bronchitis and pleurisy. As a result, I have such a terrible fear of getting sick in winter that I don’t even want to be around people in winter.

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