I have always been a fall kind of girl which is why, come every September since 2004 when I moved to Los Angeles, I’d start to crave a road trip out east. While so many dream of seeing Paris in the spring time, I always wanted to see the east coast in Fall.
And this year I was finally able to do that thanks to my move to Pennsylvania. Scarfs and woolly throws finally made sense once again and my camera had lots of reasons to click.
Standing in my yard, watching the squirrels prepare for winter (and listening to them crack and dump chestnuts onto the ground below), watching leaves literally fall for hours and hiking with my dog, Jack, in golden colours – well, it’s been amazing, comforting, inspiring… beautiful. Each day seems different which is something that I didn’t like about living in perfect year round weather (she says before winter comes – I’m not a huge winter lover) and being aware of that difference has helped me to feel more inline with the week and somehow relax against its rhythms.
I find myself looking for places to escape to each weekend; a train trip to see the foliage, a park to walk through the leaves, pumpkin patches, cafe’s with apple cider, nurseries, puddles to jump in. And during the week, I just take it all in.
Pink of Perfection has a great little post on cosying up for fall and This is Glamorous has some inspiring images, too. I think am going to try to do each one of them. What about you? Any fall favourites you have (outside of Halloween) that you love to do? And if you’re fall-challenged like I was, how do you deal with 80F/25C weather when sweaters are popping up everywhere?