Autumn, even a weirdly warm one like we've been having, is simply my favorite. I find myself drawn to the yard just as much as in springtime, only instead of watching the plants grow and bloom, now I watch them dry and decay. I think this end of the process is just as beautiful; some colors become more nuanced, while surprising new colors appear - my scarlet roses fade to burgundy, my puce-pink geraniums deepen to lavender and plum.
Inside, apples and mini pumpkins adorn my dining room sideboard and my living room coffee table, bright, seasonal food as decoration. There are no more flowers to bring inside but bright fruits and vegetables are just as pretty, I think. Soon, I'll buy cheap bunches in the grocery store - mums, carnations, alstroemeria - but right now, with all this swan-song splendor outside, warty little squashes and blemished homegrown apples are all the indoor color I need.
I hope you have a good weekend! We've got the usual here - music lessons, housework, yardwork, homework - but we plan to carve pumpkins and we've got costume prep to do. Happy Halloween!