To Alex -

To Alex...who is far away in person, but never far from my heart. I miss you. Enjoy these snippets of everyday family life here in the states.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Please don't leave!

It's too soon! I'm not ready for Autumn to leave me. I haven't made pumpkin pie, I haven't raked up all the leaves, my eyes haven't seen enough of the glorious colors, I haven't walked in the woods enough, I haven't done this.....I haven't done that....I haven't.....

The bittersweet never made it into the vase on my kitchen windowsill.
So many berries dried on the vines.
Leaves are still accumulating on the bridges...
although a few have been captured in the birdbath.
The water is still flowing freely through the culvert. I know because I hung my head upside down over the end to see. See?
The woods are still keeping watch for me....
with the help of cat tails who peer over the top of dried grasses and shrubs. They're holding on to Autumn as long as they can, but the woods and I fear it is to no avail. Winter, bless her blustery heart, is on her way. (Please don't tell Autumn, but I actually l.o.v.e. Winter as well.)
But, really, it's too soon for Autumn to leave me.


  1. Nice post! We are in the middle of a large snow storm here in Colorado right now. The leaves just fell last week and now they are covered by about a foot of snow with more coming. I do LOVE autumn...but yes winter is so nice also!

  2. Beautiful photos. Love the bridge one and cattail one in particular.

    That looks nothing like the elderberry that is native here. The berries don't turn white at any stage. It could be a different type of elderberry though, I don't know. I'm curious what the leaves look like. Take a brac of berries and some leaves (leaves are just as important to ID) from the bush to a local park district or nursery. They should be able to ID it. Good luck.


  3. beautiful photos,lily! is the weather turning to winter on you?