Friday, November 14, 2014

Evanescent













Oh, late afternoon in November! It's stormier now but there are still perfect afternoons to enjoy - fleece-jacket afternoons in the backyard with my small Bears. There is nothing I don't like about fall. I drink in the low sunshine, long shadows and surprisingly chilly breeze, storing the memories for some blistering afternoon in June.

For now, it's crisp. I wear my hats and cowls. It's not uncomfortably cold yet. In the backyard, I watch the sky. The sun sinks almost by the minute, setting trees ablaze in shades of gold and copper. My peach-stucco house glows in these low rays; leaf shadows dance on the walls but they don't warm anymore. The mountain is pink for just a moment; try not to blink. Clouds roll in over the peaks; in the morning, they will be fairy-dusted with snow.

Fall is brief here, just a flash of vibrant color and changing light between the bookends of harsher seasons. I savor it. I hope you can understand how much I treasure this precious, delicious time. I hold on to it with my heart.

46 comments:

  1. I can tell how much you love it just by your photos friend! You have captured some unbelievable shots in the garden! And the light! How amazing is the light!!!! Wishing you everything beautiful that autumn has to offer! Have a great weekend Jennifer! Nicole xo

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  2. What gorgeous, gorgeous photos. Just look at the colour of that sky - who could fail to be cheered by that blue? Recently, ours has been grey, grey and oh yes, grey! Wishing you a lovely autumnal weekend with the Bears. x

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  3. Delicious photos - this post is an ode to the splendours of the season.

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  4. Gorgeous photos - you have captured that oh so precious golden hour pérfectly !!
    Ps - what a stunning view you have, those mountains... I only see trees, trees and more trees in my backyard :-)...

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  5. Your photos are inspirational and have indeed captured the essence of the season. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  6. Your Autumn photos are beautiful. I can see why you are enjoying the season. Have a great weekend. x

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  7. Hello Jennifer, What wonderful, wonderful photos! You really captured something special there. Like you say, a very short period of time. Oh, what a great blue sky, wish we could have a bit of that today, but it rained yesterday and today is another rainy day...greyness is all around! I'm going to make myself comfortable at home...my crochet blanket is calling!!!
    Have a nice weekend!
    Ingrid xx
    http://myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

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  8. It looks beautiful and I love the view from over your wall. No wonder you love it.

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  9. What beauty Autumn portrays. Lovely post.....xx

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  10. Your joy in the season shines out of every image and word of this lovely post, Jennifer. I wish for your sake that autumn could last longer.

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  11. I have followed your blog from the very beginning and I am always excited when I see there is a new post from you. Your photography skills have caught up with your beautiful turn of phrase. Thank you xxxx

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  12. Oh those mountains. And the changing colours. It is a delicious season. In every way.
    Leanne xx

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  13. Beautiful photos, Jennifer. I can see why you like autumn so much! :o)

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  14. IT sounds perfect my friend. I am indulging it a bit of cooler temps here, not enough for a hat, but in the evenings a fleece and that is something!
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  15. What a fabulous view. Those clouds are amazing.

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  16. What a beautiful post, Jennifer - both the pictures and the prose.

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  17. Lovely photos, Jennifer. The view from your backyard is gorgeous and amazing! I also enjoy this time of year so much.

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  18. Beautiful fall/autumn thoughts and images. The seasons are all out of kilter here, it is ridiculously warm for mid November, but colder weather is forcast I think.

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  19. Dear Jennifer,

    Do you know, thanks to the Indian summer we've been graced with here in the Loire Valley, I think this year I have enjoyed autumn so much more than every before. The colours are so spectacular and the ephemeral quality to this beauty makes it all the more enjoyable. I'm getting the same delight out of the shortlived beauty of yellow leaves as I do in spring when the gorgeous, swift parade of spring flowers speeds up from snowdrop to wisteria.

    Your pictures are stunning.

    Stephanie

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  20. I love to watch the colors of autumn. Your autumn photos are beautiful !
    Have a happy weekend :)

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  21. I'm warming to Autumn.. for the longest time it seemed a season of dying before the final throes of demise of winter. :-) But I like it better now. But I'm *still* not a fan of winter. Winter has arrived here. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  22. Oh my. The colour of the sky is enough to convince me.

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  23. Such a wonderful post! Your photos and your words are lovely!

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  24. Such beautiful, beautiful photo's Jennifer,
    Kate xx

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  25. It sounds lovely. Although it is still quite mild here, it is too cold to just sit or be outside now. Your photos are beautiful! xx

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  26. WOW!!! Jennifer!!! This post is a wonderful gift to me. I thoroughly enjoyed unwrapping it as I admired and absorbed the beauty of your photos and words. This post is to me a perfect reflection of your talent in conveying a meaningful message through photos and narrative. Autumn is my favorite season as well, and now thanks to your efforts I can enjoy it all the more. [I am going to go back and view the post again! Thanks!] xx

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  27. So beautiful. It looks so calm and peaceful there. I'm sure you take it all end and enjoy this beautiful fall weather. -Ah, so lovely. :)

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  28. My favourite is the blue behind those branches - so vibrant, Jo x

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  29. The colours are so intense. Beautiful photographs.

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  30. Lovely photos, it is still rather mild here but we certainly don't get the colours you do. Beautiful shots!

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  31. Beautiful pictures what a fabulous view you have there Jennifer. :)xx

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  32. Blue skies, a lovely light and a beautiful view. We're heading in to winter here now, we had fog all day yesterday and it's been very dull just lately, the light isn't good at all. Your photos are wonderful.

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  33. Oh my goodness, your views are so beautiful. It is very cold here (only in the 20's during the day), gray and blah. Had some snow flurries last night.

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  34. Hi Jennifer,

    I enjoyed catching up with you again and loved seeing all your lovely photos.
    All the colours, views and different light are amazing - the clear blue sky is wonderful.
    Looks like you have been busy with all your crafts and sewing.
    Many thanks for the kind visit and note you left me.
    Happy new week
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  35. Simply stunning views where you live x

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  36. I wish I could jump straight into your photos! They are certainly breathtakting and I would love to see it with my own eyes!

    Take care
    Anne
    http://crochetbetweentwoworlds.blogspot.de

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  37. I'm sure you really love this time. Your photos prove how beautiful it is. I love autumn too though this year, for us, it has been very wet. Probably going to be the wettest year on record!

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  38. Gorgeous images. We've had deep blue skies like that lately. The weather is changing here. Was cooler but then Saudi got a bunch of rain and we just got the clouds and humidity. I love rain, just not here as it causes a big mess. Have a wonderful week. Tammy

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  39. Gorgeous photos! Everything is so beautifully lit, such a great contrast from the wet and dull November days we're having here. x

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  40. Jennifer I love visiting your blog and wonderful pictures.....here I am still away from home and heading towards summer with some hot temps but then again here in oz can have 4 seasons in one day....crazy stuff for sure xoxo

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  41. Such beautiful photos with wonderful colours. What a lovely part of the world you live in.
    Marianne x

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  42. Oh wow! Incredible photos! November is delicious indeed! xoxo Jen

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  43. Beautiful photos and words. That mountain!! I would look at it all day long, I think. x

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  44. I'll admit that I had to look up evanescent, but you really did choose a beautiful and apt title for your post! That pink mountain! Seeing the season in your part of the world through your eyes was a wonderful lunchtime treat for me today, thank you! x

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