01 September 2011

The celebrations has begun ~ Celebrate Color!

Celebrate Color
I have been waiting for this particular little celebration to start - and today's the day!  It is the first day of September and while the first day of Autumn isn't officially until the 23rd this year, I can't help but day dream and remember seasonal changes.

As many of y'all know, I am currently residing in Florida, land of the seasons "Hot", "Dang Hot", "Gates of Hell Hot" and "Christmas".  Last year I was tickled when Autumn showed up just in time for Christmas.  I love changing leaves and the sound of them crunching under your feet... when I lived a bit further north, I would always mark the season by the smell of burning leaves - a scent I honestly love.

Autumn, as far as color palettes go, always means earthy.  I tend to gravitate towards deep browns, mossy greens and lush rust tones.  Basically, all those gorgeous colors from the Natchez Trace trail on a perfect afternoon drive.  If you've never had that experience, please remedy it ~ you'll never forget it or regret it.  That is a section of this country that I dearly miss some days.. especially in Autumn.



6 comments:

  1. Ha! I love your names for the FL seasons. I grew up there, so true.

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  2. i luckily didn't have to deal with all of those different levels of hot, when growing up. i love that i have my seaons. but i also LOOOVE the smell of burning leaves. totes ditto on that one. ;)

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  3. The smell of burning leaves? I feel like I've missed something now. My dad always burned down branches, but I don't think leaves. Well, where I grew up in CA the trees were almost all evergreen, so we had hardly any fall. Love the leaves in SC!

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  4. What does a burning leaf smell like?
    I grew up where it was freezing cold and wet in the fall. we never had to burn leaves as they just froze..haha. Thx for joining in for celebrate color hun!

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  5. Welcome to Florida! I remember many times eating Thanksgiving dinner in my bathing suit as a kid... And I have never smelled burning leaves either, but the smell of a bonfire is awful good to me!

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  6. Your Fall inspirations are all lovely! I'm joining in Celebrate Color, too!!! It's going to be fun!

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