Oh my bad!!! I forgot, I live in the desert... there is no fall. :( Seriously, here is a picture of the biggest tree at my house shedding it's leaves:
It's pretty pathetic isn't it?
Here is my favorite memory of Fall on the east side of the country...
What my new memories of Fall on the west side of the county will consist of...
Yep, you better believe that is snow on my car. (Taken October 12th). I have never known such strange weather patterns in all my life. It literally can be 70 degrees one day, then snowing the next... actually it doesn't have to even be the next day... it can be 70 degrees during the day and snow THAT NIGHT. It is almost as if there is some little elf somewhere picking the temperature for the day out of a hat. (And having a good giggle about it.)
I have to admit. I loved the fall. Emily Bronte (The British novelist who wrote Bella's favorite book, Wuthering Heights), summed up my feelings best when she wrote:
"Every leaf speaks bliss to me,
fluttering from the Autumn tree."
To truly appreciate that line, you would have to seen the Autumn colors that I have seen... this little collage is made from our family picture shoot during our very last fall in Maryland... just look at the colors of the trees... they are breathtaking. It is like God painted them all by hand.
So to my friends from the east, enjoy every moment of this fall for me. Notice every color... take your kids out jumping in the HUGE piles of leaves, let the leaves speak bliss to you... and to my friends in the west... please oh please, TELL ME! Where can I get me some of this?????
Don't get me wrong, there is definitely an incredible beauty that radiates from the mountains, and even the snow... but I have to say my heart aches every October with a desire to see the true Autumn colors that I have enjoyed year after year throughout my life.