Sunday, September 12, 2010

A Gorgeous Autumn Day



I got home on Friday - to beautiful Fall New England weather. Crisp, cool, sunny, blue sky - perfect for a bike ride in the woods which we did on Saturday.


How quickly it's gotten cool and fall-like here. Seems like yesterday that it was 90 degrees, and suddenly we have 50's during the night. I love the feeling in the air of pending hibernation, harvest and peaceful snowy nights. The colors are magnificent, and a joy to see. I love summer heat and long, long days - but I've always adored the autumn season - it suits me just fine.

My dear DH has given me lot's of wonderful presents this year for birthdays and anniversaries. A new camera is coming soon and I came home to one of those round fire pits for our patio - I've always wanted one. So after biking we dragged wood onto the patio and built a lovely fire. We sat and watched it for hours, chatting quietly about this and that but mostly just mesmerized by the flames. I had marshmallows of course, and toasted up too many.


We solved a few of the world problems by chatting about them, and then a few of our own. Had a quiet rememberance of 9 years ago and how hard it was to be apart that day and the following days.

A peaceful, relaxing, just-what-I-needed day and night.

14 comments:

sukipoet said...

glad you are back home and enjoying some special times with your beloved. Early fall and early winter even are a lovely change for sure.

Katiejane said...

Glad to see that you are back home and de-stressing. LOVE your fall colors. Ours are only just beginning. Burn me a marshmallow, will you?

studio lolo said...

I'm right there with you on the weather. This is a magical time of year for me. Most people come alive in the spring, but for me it's always been autumn. And I too, love the coming hibernation period.

I'm glad you and DH had a cozy evening by the firepit after an enjoyable bike ride. Sounds like a perfect day ;)

kj said...

ah mim, this is pleasure to read. you've been up and down and around so much for so long that this time is so well deserved. since i essentially live where you live, i'm with you on the weather. yesterday was as perfect a day as one could be.

more days like this for mim and mr. t please...
:)

Marion said...

What a lovely day and the ending of it couldn't have been better! I love that fire pit.

Lynn said...

New England Fall Leaves...I will never forget the show of it we drove through many years ago now. One of my most memoriable and most beautiful life experiences.

I'm glad you and he are together and able to enjoy each others company.

Lori ann said...

Lovely! i love your autumn, someday i hope to see those leaves myself.

Chuck and I are looking at firepits too. :)

Robin said...

Mim, I am an Autumn Girl too.... how wonderful, relaxing and refreshing for you and DH to spends this time together.... and roasting marshmallows.....yum!

One of the 10,000 reasons I am so excited about attending KJ's Yart fair - is that I will see some of the Autumn colours...I have missed them these last two years...

I am so happy for you and DH....with all going on in your lives, this time together is the BEST present.

Love,

♥ Robin ♥

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Your colors are showing. ours are not quite coming on. I noticed today some trees are turning brown but we still have a month or so before the real colors begin.
Happy to hear you two are together again and enjoying life by a new firepit.. how fun.

PAK ART said...

It's been lovely here too. I'm so glad you got some down time after your stressful time with MIL. You both deserve to have some quiet times together.

kj said...

hello,

just passing through with a little mwah on the cheek.

mwah!

Teri C said...

Oh gosh, what a perfect day!!!

Casey said...

Great photos, Mim!

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Lovely fall, lovely fire, lovely marshmallows...lovely love!