Fall Beauty to Inspire Our Hearts

Gorgeous fallen leaves and fall floral arrangement on vintage table found on Hello Lovely Studio

Fall Beauty to Inspire Our Hearts

Oh, Fall…you are so lovely.

As I type this, yellow leaves are cascading from their branches

on warm breezy air, as they let go in a delicately lovely freefall

to the welcoming, still-soft earth below.

Living among the wisdom of these mature oaks and river birches

as I do, means it is impossible not to notice:

the season is changing,

temperatures will begin dropping,

and nature’s lovely colors will turn and delight.

What I am observing now is the early beauty

of summer’s departure and the promise of autumn.

It has taken me half of a lifetime to make friends with fall,

while so many of you have been smitten all of your days.

This is an unexpected blessing of aging: a love affair with nature’s whimsy.

I no longer sense a betrayal or brutality in harsh blowing winds

of late October…I feel powerful energy molecules,

now intimately huddling closer and cozier, together.

Somehow, though I always imagined the cold temperatures

of my future would feel colder to my frailer self,

the cold seems far less cold, less of a nuisance,

maybe even magnificent with its invisible rivers of jetstreamy air.

You see, the first half of my life was largely characterized by clinging.

To ego, to identity, to ideals, and to warm balmy seasons.

Now that I am more comfortable in my autumnal skin

and with my shadows, the shadows beyond

are not nearly as cold and frightful.

Perhaps I am simply relearning the wild, naturally

wise resiliency of an unconditionally loved child.

Is there anything quite so powerful?

Letting go is good for the soul

and creates room for more emerging beauty.

I hope you’ll enjoy PINNING inspiring images from Pinterest

of fallen leaves, fall picnics, fall florals,ย and the warmth of autumn’s wisdom.

Stone walls on our cottage in the woods by Hello Lovely Studio

Early Fall at Our Home – Hello Lovely Studio

Gorgeous red leaves on fall tree on Hello Lovely Studio

Colors Changing Near Our Home – Hello Lovely Studio

An abundance of Ginger Gold apples by Hello Lovely Studio

Fall Beauty and Ginger Golds – Hello Lovely Studio

Gorgeous fall tablescape with simplicity and neutrals on Hello Lovely Studio

Fall Beauty to Inspire Our Hearts

Beautiful white and grey pumpkin fall tablescape arrangement on Hello Lovely Studio

Fall Beauty to Inspire Our Hearts

 

Gorgeous fall tablescape with neutrals, rust, and sepia tones on Hello Lovely Studio

Fall Beauty to Inspire Our Hearts

 

Magnificent autumn tree with leaves of red and gold on Hello Lovely Studio

Fall Beauty to Inspire Our Hearts

 

Fall scene with fallen leaves and vintage table with pies on Hello Lovely Studio

Fall Beauty to Inspire Our Hearts

 

Gorgeous apples in a floral arrangement on Hello Lovely Studio

Fall Beauty to Inspire Our Hearts

 

Magnificent fall tablescape with colorful leaves and river on Hello Lovely Studio

Fall Beauty to Inspire Our Hearts

 

Gorgeous fall floral arrangement with pinks on Hello Lovely Studio

Fall Beauty to Inspire Our Hearts

Beautiful casual fall picnic with candles on Hello Lovely Studio

Fall Beauty to Inspire Our Hearts

 

Beautiful fall floral arrangement with farmhouse style on Hello Lovely Studio

Fall Beauty to Inspire Our Hearts

 

Fall picnic with country style and fallen leaves on Hello Lovely Studio

Fall Beauty to Inspire Our Hearts

 

Bins of beautiful Early Beauty fall apples by Hello Lovely Studio

Early Beauty Apples – Hello Lovely Studio

 

Gorgeous fall tablescape with rustic wood serving boards on Hello Lovely Studio

Fall Beauty to Inspire Our Hearts

Peace to you right where you are.

michele

p.s.

This is my first post since migrating to

WordPress this week…letting go of Blogger

is sweet sorrow, and there’s a whole world

of new this old girl will need to learn.

Thanks for reading and for your patience.

xox

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6 Comments

  1. September 12, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    I enjoyed your blog and your pictures are beautiful with all of the spectacular fall colors. My favorite time of the year !

    • michele
      September 13, 2017 / 10:22 am

      Thanks for reading, Sabrina. It’s fun to get primed for the season to come! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Rhonda
    September 14, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    What a beautifully written intro to the lovely photos! I was born the first day of October so fall has always been a happy time for me, but it always passes way too soon and the bite of winter stings. I’ll be 60 this year and have to agree with you “that I am more comfortable in my autumnal skin and with my shadows” now. Thanks for all inspirations.

    • michele
      September 15, 2017 / 12:14 am

      I so agree with you that october is gone in the wink of an eye. So we may as well begin pre-october gazing now! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. September 17, 2017 / 7:47 am

    Such a lovely post. I love Fall and October is one of my favorite months because aside from Halloween which I do not care for there is no holiday to get ready for, it is a time to relax, pick apples, bake, and just enjoy the times to come.

    How do you like wordpress? I have been pondering a move for a long time but I just cannot make myself do it.

    • michele
      September 17, 2017 / 10:02 am

      Thank you, Elizabeth. You are giving me even more reason to fall in love with the season as I am not inclined to style cobwebs on my porch either and prefer to cozy on down instead. I LOVE WORDPRESS, OMG. It already feels natural to use after less than one week. And I used Blogger since 2008. I will post about the transition in time. Email me with any questions in the mean time! xox

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