Not so very long ago we were crying the blues because it was so hot and dry... now as we proceed through the first week of October, change is definitely in the air.. With temps that barely reach the 60's and cloudy, gloomy skies... not to mention the threat of a dangerous hurricane heading along our eastern coast.. I, first of all, lift up all those in harm's way in prayer.. That they find themselves safe and secure and that the powerful storm will relent and turn back asea before setting its sites on another coastline.. We pray for those in Haiti, Cuba, and the Bahamas who are already feeling the wrath of the tempest. We pray that aid will be fast and productive in restoring that which has been lost, and we pray just as I have heard many times today on the weather channel that they predict for the worst and hope for the best.. so that the best is yet to come.
It is times like this that home holds a special meaning... that autumn in the home offers a warmth and comfort that helps to bind up our concerns and leaves a hopeful spirit within us..
There is a cosy feeling to an autumn room that draws you in..perhaps to pick up that great book and curl up with a cup of tea and dive into historical drama leaving the present drama far behind.
Or just to walk room to room through an autumn house and allow the warm colors to embrace you with their love .. for me they conjure up wonderful memories of other autumns.As I pass through to the dining room I am reminded of the autumn that my soon to be Son in Law gave us that gorgeous wall curio that houses meaningful tokens of our family...
I remember the sweet autumn my dear mother gave me the pewter tea pot that is so very dear to me.
I even remember just this autumn when my precious Mr. Fox cunningly charmed his way into my heart and into my shopping basket ... I know we will together create many more memories throughout the coming seasons.
Even the sunroom with that amazing table scarf I found a few autumns ago on our trip to Kennebuckport, Me... such a wonderful vacation.. our first trip to a New England autumn!
Autumn is a season of remembrance and rest... as the old year is beginning to wind down and go into its dormant stage... Perhaps that is why the colors of fall are so dramatic and warm.. reflective of wonderful days of yore and the deep meaning they hold for us!!