Wednesday, September 11, 2013


There is no doubt.

Summer is about to bid farewell and another glorious autumn is on the horizon.

At first glance, the human eye doesn't see the transformation taking place.

But, you know it is happening.

You can feel it in the air.

The change is so subtle that it is just a whisper on your skin.

Everything is moving at a slower pace.

Taking time to savor the last sweet images of it all.

The beaches are once again left with only the sea birds to hear the crashing of the waves.

Where before there was a blanket of sun worshipers covering the sand, now only a lone dog and a far away sailboat can occasionally be seen.

The sights and colors of autumn are emerging.

The textures of a new beginning mixed with the fading greens of a final ending.

The garden is in the process of giving up its
 last burst of color.

What started out as this...

And this...

Has turned into this...

And is ending up like this...

"The waves broke with a soft swish on the rocks below them, and the tang of the sea was in the strong fresh air."

Lucy Maud Montgomery, "Anne of Green Gables"
Ocean scenes photographed in Santa Cruz, California


I'm joining today:


  1. Bellissimo post!Io adoro l'autunno e i suoi colori!Baci,Rosetta

  2. You certainly have captured Autumn as a glorious month and it shows in your beautiful photo's. Lovely post......xx

  3. Hi Judy,
    Like I just told Sandi, you two are indeed lucky to live around such beautiful beaches. Love your post, gorgeous photos and you have such a way with words. Very nice! Thanks for sharing that talent of yours with us and have a great rest of your weekend.

  4. What a beautiful wreath with dried flowers from your garden. Perfect for fall.

  5. What a luvly post Judy!!! Aahhh... I am a luver of Fall. Like you the I savour the slower pace of life .
    Beautiful wreath as well.
    Hugs, Gee

  6. We are having g a beautiful end-of-summer here in the Pacific Northwest. The changes in the woods and in the garden are subtle. Your photos are beautiful!

  7. You are so right- it is so subtle but yet you know it is there, Judy. Your photos are gorgeous and I LOVE your wreath. Beautiful post! xo Diana

  8. I have been holding out for summer, but I definitely feel fall in the air.

  9. what a beautiful ending to the start of a beautiful autumn. Love your post.

  10. Such beautiful photos Judy,
    A little sad to see sumer ending.. It is however still very hot and dry here.
    My flowers are withering without rain.
    your decoration with the hydrangeas is so lovely.
    xxxx val

  11. What a wonderful post, Judy! I am always a little sad this time of year as I don't like seeing the summer come to an end. I suppose if we lived in a warmer climate, I wouldn't mind nearly as much. However, beginning in December and through to April, it gets pretty cold here with snow and ice. I am definitely not a winter girl! I love your shots of the ocean, and your dried hydrangeas are so pretty adorning the wreath. Thank you for sharing at my HOME and enjoy your weekend.


  12. Gosh that's pretty Judy. I've really been in the mood to make a wreath lately. I especially love the burlap on the wreaths for the autumn. We've had a really fantastic summer, haven't we? Our good weather here in Vancouver , (and far away now in England), is still holding, but Vancouver is supposed to turn in a couple of days so I'm hanging on to every warm, sunny minute. :)

  13. Judy:
    Your wreath is really pretty and your photos!!!

  14. Judy this is such a special time of year and you have captured it so beautifully and poetically as always! We are just beginning to settle into the cooler weather here and I am so loving it after a 5 day trip to New Orleans where it is still in the upper 80's. I truly love the change of seasons, and fall is my absolute favorite for many reasons.
    Wishing you a wonderful and enjoyable weekend!!
    XO Barbara

  15. un billet plein de poésie et de couleurs d'automne
    toute saison est une fête
    il va falloir préparer le jardin , pour un futur Printemps
    bonne journée
    edith (iris) France

  16. Beautifully put - the transition from summer to fall does begin subtly - love the way you demonstrate it in the dried hydrangeas and the roses - beautiful post - I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  17. I'm just catching up since I got laid off from my part time job. They needed full time employment and I wanted part time. So this gives me a chance to do what I love best. I love the chippy little tole thingy. I'm not sure what it is, but it would go in any room in my house. Love, love, love!

    Have a great Tuesday,

  18. It has been so hot that I can't wait for fall to get here. I love the hydrangea wreath.


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