Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Moments to Savor

I don't know what it is about fall, but it makes me so aware of the beautiful small moments in my life. Maybe it's the way the autumn sun makes everything look golden, or the anticipation of a slower season, or maybe it's just that it is such a relief to have cooler temperatures again. Whatever it is, here are yesterdays moments to savor:
knitting on Daniel's sweater and reading food magazines:
getting ready for soup, stew and roast season

getting to wear socks again

late afternoon sunlight on the plants outside

dogwood leaves changing color

a gorgeous crape myrtle leaf

our blueberry bush getting ready for winter

delicious kumquats starting to ripen

hydrangea flowers still blooming

Wishing you many small moments to savor today and every day!

I so appreciate your visits and your friendships!!


  1. Me too, yesterday I savored the sun all day...every last ray, because I knew it would be rainng the next several days and it is. Happy fall.:) Nice socks.:)

  2. I love the colors of the hydrangeas! such beautiful colors they turn!

  3. This is a magical time of year, the long shadows, the golden colours. We've had the most outrageous weather here recently and I was walking barefoot on the beach on Sunday!I must say it was a weird sensation to have hot sun and look at the trees losing their leaves all on the same day! :)
    Jess xx

  4. Hello Silke! I have enjoyed reading your posts. Oh my! You have been busy and creative. What is it about Autumn that I love so much? For starters, the words Autumn is a beautiful word and I love the look of the bare trees and the leaves on the ground. Ah I am now inspired to draw Autumn. Have a great day. Tsup!

  5. Hi Silke, I even turned on the heat this morning! I like the look of Daniel's sweater too. Thanks for posting the etching photos and describing the process, it looks fascinating, M

  6. I had to run to town early this morning for errands and it was beautiful~~~a layer of fog lifted over the fields, the trees with great splotches of color so bright, sun pouring through the damp and making everything look magical.
    Fall is that wondrous in between time when life has one last show of the brightest petticoats before it curls up to slumber for the coming Winter.
    Marvelous....you captured the feel *just perfect*!!!


  7. So schöne Fotos Silke! Ich mag den Herbst auch so gerne!

  8. Now that's what I call moments to savor...Yarn, Needles, and Plants and Flowers! :-) I'm not with you on the socks thing!....NO! My hormones and socks....together?! It does not compute!! LOL Have a good day Silke.

  9. I love Autumn my dear, one of my most favourite times. Dark nights, cosiness and having my family close around me whilst we share warming meals together. Perfect. xxx

  10. What a peaceful post. I enjoy going for walks in the fall and savouring all the gorgeous colours. Love the sweater you are knitting.

  11. Liebe Silke,

    wir freuen uns über diese prächtigen Fotos.

    Alles Liebe
    Angela und Elisabeth

  12. Lovely post Silke! Thank you for sharing those beautiful moments! :)

  13. well! silke, you have escorted me fully into fall! i will walk in my yard tomorrow and pretty much see what you see. i am enthralled by how hydrangeas turn pink and purple and how every leaf has its own brilliance. not to sound morbid, but i can't help thinking that this is the process of shutting down, of dying. maybe this is something the universe wants to make sure we understand.

    last: oh those socks! i'm wearing them too, though not as homegrown and lovely as yours.

    happy autumn silke. keep your eyes wide open. i know you will.

  14. Those are indeed some moments to savor. I've loved putting my socks back on! There's nothing like warm fuzzy socks. And I am anxiously watching a mini pumpkin growing in the yard...I SO can't wait to pluck it and use it for decor!!! :)

  15. Such pretty photos, Silke. Thank you for sharing them and your thoughts on this beautiful time of the year.
    ♥ audrey

  16. Merci pour ce partage... De bien belles photos qui honore Dame Automne...
    Je suis un peu triste de voir partir l'été...
    Gros bisous

  17. Liebe Silke,
    der Herbst hat eindeutig die schönsten und sattesten Farben. Ich bin auf deine nächsten Bilder gespannt.
    LG Sabine

  18. Lovely long moments to enjoy. I love the fall because it feels as if time slows down. I'm glad you are enjoying the moment.