Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Calling Card

The glow from a strand of red peeking through a bevy of green leaves, 
autumn's calling card, a subtle reminder that she'll be here to stay very soon,
ready or not. 

And if a less subtle reminder is needed, all I need to do is gaze out my window
upon the four cords of wood piled outside, waiting to be stacked in the woodshed. 

I think I like the more subtle reminder better.



~Be well friends!~





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25 comments:

Windy Meadows Farm said...

I, for one, am ready for fall...it's been a long, hot summer. It was 99 degrees Saturday, then 68 degrees today...I think Mother Nature is playing tricks on us! Now about that wood pile...just close the window curtains!

TexWisGirl said...

ha ha! i love this though! :)

Jenni said...

I do love Autumn and all the beautiful leafy colours.
Sounds like you have enough wood ready for stacking to last through Winter. Although, truthfully, I wouldn't have a clue as to how much a "cord" is...but it sounds like a lot!
jenni

Lauri said...

Oh, the perfect quote, lovely capture and texture enhancement.

Feral Female a.k.a. Vicki Locey said...

Lovely image! I`m ready for fall as well.

Dawn said...

Haha...Oh Yes! I'm with you on the subtle. Right now I have am entire garden of carrots that needs to be upturned. And dealt with. blah.
;))
Lovely photo.

deb duty said...

Beautiful photo and lovely quote! I will have to enjoy all the pretty fall colors with everyone's pictures. We have a bit of leaf changing, but not like in areas north of here.

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

50 degrees this morning makes me know fall is near!
And sleeping with the windows open with another quilt is even better!
Have a great week.

Leah C said...

A pretty sign of Autumn:)

Dyche Designs said...

Love that saying, so ready for Fall.

Ocean Soul said...

Ready or not? I'm going to go with the not, I can't believe it is getting to autumn already! but it is a gorgeous photo!

JoLynne Lyon said...

For me it's ripening tomatoes that must be put in bottles. I love it in the winter so I'll deal with it now.

teekaroo said...

I usually love fall, but our summer was so slow coming this year, I'm not quite ready to give it up yet.

Kathleen said...

Bring it on! Fall is my favorite season.... don't envy your wood stacking task, though! Lovely texture work, too.

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

J keeps telling me not to hurry Fall! He isn't finished chopping and stacking wood yet.
But, secretly I keep telling it to hurry :)
LYLAS!
xo, misha

tiarastantrums said...

stunning editing!

Michelle Renee said...

Not ready for autumn, not yet anyway. I like the thought you added with your photo. :)

Lynne said...

I love the yummy colors of fall and your photo has some of them. The burnt edges of red and orange and sometimes on the green leaves too. Warm and rich visually with the new brisk temperatures in the air, I call it, YUM!

It was 43 degrees when I went off to my class this morning. Kinda crispy but it is seventy now, still blue skies and no humidity.

This is the best ever weather and predicted for the week.

Barb said...

I so love autumn, just wish it would last longer . . .

Rose said...

I so love that line about every leaf being a flower...and I always love sumac leaves in the fall.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I'd come over and help if I lived closer, Andrea. :)

Farmchick said...

I enjoy the subtle reminder too :)

Karen said...

I would too!....

ShonEjai said...

Your post is lovely. I just love it when words are combined with photographs and your combination is wonderful. The photo and the quote compliment each other wonderfully. I would like to invite you to join a photography and poetry challenge called A Picture Speaks that I am starting. Your work is exactly what I am wanting to feature. I do hope your enter. Again great post!

Cathy said...

your picture is lovely. i miss the colors of fall since i moved to the west coast. i will keep an eye out for more in your posts. thanks.