The 5 Senses of Autumn

As my college boy packs for his sophomore year it feels like autumn.
The metaphor is not lost.
Another takes to the wind dancing like a vibrant leaf leaving branches bare.

I am ready to invite autumn in.

I’ll welcome it with a fragrant invitation though the essence of pumpkins and the soft glow of candle light.

I’ll treat myself to an appetizer of autumn crispness in a tart apple dipped in caramel sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.

I’ll feel the softness of down and cashmere curl around my face as the cool night air creeps in my window and rests on my pillow.

And in that stillness I lay warm and content listening to a wayward leaf that has made its way to our doorstep with a hushed crunch.
Soon it’ll be inviting its friends to follow.
The word is out.

Wishing you a peaceful and lovely transition into autumn.

I’ll return next week after my last leaf catches the wind and settles in for the fall.

candy apples ~ williams-sonoma
cashmere throws ~ williams-sonoma home

The First Day of Autumn

Today begins the official first day of Autumn in SoCal. At least for me anyway. September marks the beginning of the hottest month of the year for us. For the past week we’ve had to run the AC at night.Scorcher. Eventhough I have been out of school for many years, butterflies return to my tummy like the swallows return to Mission San Juan Capistrano a few miles south from us. As a mom I transferred all my educational anxieties of… [Read More]