Hello Friends & Folk ~
a beautiful Wednesday morning to you all!
sunny, cool and feeling more & more like
~ A U T U M N ~
the colors, scents, temperatures and textures of Fall have invaded my brain
and I am loving being possessed by it all!
my needlework & folk art has been heavily influenced
by the colors of the changing leaves
and our surroundings here at the farm...
poison apple green...
the farmhouse has become a little more snug
...with candles lit every morning
in scents of
and the kitchen being warmed by the oven ~
baking apples and cornbread for supper...
I am enjoying my bluejeans, boots and sweaters...
...the feel of wool has now become familiar
to my Summer-browned skin
and hot baths are an every night celebration!
our bed is now warmed
by an additional layer of old quilts...
... thick with cotton batt and old rags...
their weight on us as we sleep makes us feel safe & secure ~
like the hands that stitched them so many moons ago
are holding & hugging us while we slumber.
but...it is this time of year that I truly feel more alive than any other.
cooler temps help keep the ever-annoying hot-flashes at bay
and my walks in the woods are so much more enjoyable in this Season...
how ironic it is to feel the energies of the trees & plants waning,
while my energies are waxing like a New Moon...
|linen & thread|
perhaps that's how it works...
we gain strength & renewal from the Natural elements around us
so that we may become stronger and more productive ourselves?
that way we can be fruitful and care for our friends, family & selves
a little more in preparation
of the colder months to come....
quiet, fresh, beloved & so very soothing...
our humble little someplace is all I could have ever dreamed for.
I just know that I am blessed to be where I am and who I'm with ~
and hope that you all feel the same way too.
*Blessed be, my Friends*
~ Lori ~