Saturday, September 27, 2008

Fall in Love

Summer has been officially over for days. As much as I enjoy two months off from work, fall is my favorite season. This probably stems from the fact I always liked school. (The new clothes! The new notebooks and pencils! Turning over a new leaf, ha ha.) Plus, my birthday's coming up. While it no longer holds quite the excitement it used to, I am grateful for every new year.

Here in Maine, the leaves are indeed turning. And falling. The nights are cold enough to crank the heat up. I'm still stubbornly clinging to capri pants and sandals for work, but pretty soon I'll have to find matching socks.

What's your favorite season? Does the time of year play any part in your books? The trilogy I'm working on starts in the late spring/summer of 1820. I'm going to see if I can't get the last book into the fall and crunch some leaves underfoot!

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. ~Albert Camus

14 comments:

Tiffany Kenzie said...

You know, you find the prettiest pictures!

Fall is my favourite season too. Mind you, I love the cherry and apple blossoms come May, they are so pretty, and right outside my dinning room window.

I've tucked away my capri and summer skits. I find I get cold so much easier these days. I've been huddling under multiple layers for weeks! LOL

Elyssa Papa said...

I don't like the Fall or Winter for that matter. I like it warm and sunny. I want summer back.

But, on the plus side, at least there are some good releases coming out. I want to finish this book by December but with how it's going, I'll see if that happens.

Janga said...

Spring is by far the most beautiful season in my neck of the woods. It satisfies my love of beauty, but it also makes me lazy and dreamy. Fall has its own beauty here; its just less spectacular than yours, Maggie. I love the cooler days, even though "cooler" is relative. (Our highs are still in the low 80s.) The fact that fall energizes me makes it my favorite season. I don't get that world-conquering feeling very often at my age. :)

nearhere said...

I love the beginning of all seasons because I am usually so tired of the previous season that I'm eager for the change of weather, pace of life.

But coming from Texas, the spring holds a special sentimental place because that's when all the wildflowers bloom along the highways making spring probably the most noticable 'season'.

Maggie Robinson said...

Thanks, Tiff! James Tissot is one of my favorite painters. He sure can paint ruffles!

Ely, winters are the worst. I'm already dreading the plow truck. Our driveway is tricky and there was one day when I actually couldn't get up it. I am definitely not a snowbunny.

Janga, spring is Mud Season here, LOL. Green comes so slowly sometimes I despair. I lived in Virginia for four years---beautiful springs!

Nearhere! So glad to see you! I've only been to Texas in the summer. Can you say hot? I've always wanted to see a carpet of wildflowers. Will have to settle for googling.

Kelly Krysten said...

Here in Florida I can't tell it's Fall until someone points it out to me or Halloween comes along. But I really do love it. And this year there has been a delicious nip in the air. Even though the the leaves won't be changing, I'll accept whatever I can get.
Great blog, Marnee!

Kelly Krysten said...

Oh Gosh, I really have no clue where my brain was! I meant: Great blog, Maggie! lol. Ugh, need coffee...

Maggie Robinson said...

LOL, Kerry...I mean Kelly! I'm still sleepy and I've had tea and half a bottle of Coke (real sugar, real caffeine---the really real thing---and it's still hasn't kicked me into gear yet). I lived in Florida for about nine months once---missed the fall terribly. I had a friend who moved to Hawaii and had to come home because the weather was too nice for her. We northeast coast people are strange.

Janga said...

Maggie, are you northeast coast people battening the hatches for Kyle? I hope you and yours stay dry and safe.

Maggie Robinson said...

Thanks, Janga. One of my daughters lives on a Maine island, and she was concerned. She's heading home from a Boston weekend with her sisters. Here in the western foothills, we just have had a rain-filled weekend but should be fine. Good writing weather---too bad I haven't done enough of it, LOL!

irisheyes said...

Maggie, I was LOL at your anticipation of school. I was the EXACT opposite. I hated school and maybe because of that, combined with not liking the cooler weather, I'm not too fond of Fall. It really stinks too cause my birthday is at the end of September and I never really looked forward to it cause it meant I would be in school.

Now that I'm older and have dealt with all the demons of my childhood I'm still not a Fall person (even though Fall now means the kids are back in school all day - yay!!!). I much prefer Spring when everything is coming alive again. But most of all I love Summer when it's nice and hot and I can go outside without 4 layers on.

terrio said...

Irish - that's funny because my birthday is NYE and I was always upset that I was NEVER in school for it. :)

I'm another spring lover. Likely because I hate winter so much. When the air warms up, it brings me back to life. Then there's the blooming and the promise of months of warmth. I can always get cool in the summer, but I can rarely if ever get totally warm in the winter.

Maggie Robinson said...

Terri, the whole world is celebrating your birthday New Year's Eve!*toots horn*

Irish, what can I say? I was a geek. I am still a geek, altho I don't think I could pass tests anymore. The memory cells are very dead.

But I can remember going school clothes shopping with my mom. Of course we'd buy wool things, three or four brand new outfits, and I would wear them in early September even if it was still 80 degrees. Like I said, I was a geek. I had the neatest pencil sharpener too that was shaped like a globe. Ah, youth.

J.K. Coi said...

Oh Maggie, I love Fall, and even winter. I get so excited when the leaves turn. Just before they fall to the ground, the hubby and I take kiddo out to go for a hike in the woods. We take tons of pictures and they always turn out beautifully. We've been SO busy, but we always make time to do it.