Tuesday, December 7, 2010

a beautiful day in the 'hood...

Besides the autumn poets sing,
A few prosaic days
A little this side of the snow
And that side of the haze.
~Emily Dickinson

While "things" are still a tad hectic around here, it has slowed down a little bit.  I had the dogs out and about in the 'hood last week while the weather was still beautiful and happened to have my camera with me.  I'm trying to get into the habit of having my camera on me more often.  Anywayyyyyy...I didn't have time last week to post the pictures, and now it's sort of nostalgic to look back at these.  With our temps dipping down into the 40's - yep, that's the high! - and some rain over the weekend, we no longer look like this, sad to say.  But I'm grateful that we had such a long and glorious fall and some of the most beautiful color we've had in years.  See for yourself:

Ah!  Mother Nature does good work!

There's a sidewalk under all those leaves!

A church down the street being worked on (hence the scaffolding).  When I first approached it I thought the building was on fire, the light coming through the stained glass was so brilliant!

This picture doesn't begin to capture how beautiful this tree was.

Just looking at these pictures makes me feel warmer!  Only a few weeks until Winter Solstice (108 Sun Salutations, anyone?) and before you know it the days will be getting longer again.  Hope you're all staying warm!


  1. I must say when I first scrolled down to the picture of the church, my first thought was that it was on fire as well. Mother Nature does do a lovely job. I like to say Mother Nature makes no mistakes.

  2. yep i thought the church was burning too!

    beautiful, beautiful. say what you will but there is nothing like east coast color in the fall. thanks for sharing a little slice of your hood with us.


  3. The church, the church, the church is on fire.
    We don't need no water, let the...

    I thought it was on fire too!

    Nice to see leaves so close to Christmas! We had a nice long fall too. No complaints from me....at least until snow flies!

  4. Lovely pictures. I can imagine how brillant the light through those windows must have been.

  5. You're a week or 2 behind us in holding on to your fall. One day i was scuffing along loving life, next day I was wearing 2 hats and 2 scarves to walk the dog.

    And all the leaves were gone.

    lovely post.

    xo jane