Monday, October 24, 2011

Falling For Falling Leaves

Happy Fall Monday, all! Did you enjoy your weekend? For most of the time here in Seattle, the sky looked liked this:

 
My Illustration

Gray clouds racing against a backdrop of blue. Brightly colored leaves twirling in the wind, dancing to the ground. The perfect weekend to cozy up indoors and listen to the rain on the roof. 

 My Image

But when the sun broke through for a few moments on Sunday, we raced up the street to the Washington Park Arboretum to take in the fall color show.  A wet summer resulted in some spectacular leaves this season -- even Mr. H., who hails from New England, is impressed with the vividness of the autumn hues.

 My Image

My Image

Don't you just love fall leaves? The color, the crunch, the smell. I can't get enough of the outdoors this time of year. 

Veranda

And want to bring some of the brilliance inside... 

Canadian House and Home

 
Style Me Pretty
 
Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart

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Martha Stewart

Have the leaves peaked yet where you live? How do you enjoy the every moment of their fleeting color show?

8 comments:

  1. Hey! Love the style of your leaf illustration - I don't think I've seen a "Jeanne" quite like it before! Very cool. My husband spent the weekend forcing the kids to look out the window at the fall colors from the car, and then they raked the ones up in our yard and jumped in them - ah, fall! Feels like it's going to be really short-lived this year though with all the rain - I love the way you're savoring it now!! XOXO

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  2. We're in the middle of the leaf changing season here!!! The tree right out my window still has a way to go, which excites me. I love to see the leaves evolve.

    And as always, I LOVE your illustration!!!!

    xoxo Elizabeth

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  3. Your illustration is so lovely, capturing the dalling leaves to a tee! Our Japanese maple is a gorgeous deep red and the maples in the back are just beginning to shed their orange coat... now if only the teenage boys did their job and raked the leaves!
    xxoo

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  4. I adore fall - my favorite season. It seems after such a long warm spell it's coming on quickly. I hope it doesn't just pass us by straight into winter - I love the crisp fall season with the colors and light. And of course I love your beautiful illustration!

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