I am so excited for our autumnal festivites.
The tinge of cooler air and rain brings back sooo much inspiration.
With a huge desire to be outside all the time.
Dreaming in the garden.
Signs of autumn bring a spring to the desert.
I am so excited for our party, I have thoughts beginning to swirl around me, faster and faster.
I go hunting for my black lace gloves.
Any excuse to throw them on.
And jeweled spiders too.
I hunt for my most proper witchy shoes.
Pointy or square toe?
I can't decide today.
Rambling vines in the gypsy garden lead me on all sorts of imaginative journeys.
Little sparks deep in the belly ignite, thinking of all the things I want to do now that it's not 105' degrees.
I have so much to collect and dry and store.
Herbs and flowers and more.
Tinctures and concoctions galore!
It was one of the most beautiful days I have ever had yesterday.
Warm with a very cool breeze.
Being able to stay outside all day long.
First time in months.
Color and light.
Are you a day dreamer?
I sure am.
I could just sit in a big cozy chair in the garden and dream away as vines crawl up the tree.
Pumpkin and gourds to the left, morning glories to the right.
All self seeded, if you can believe it.
I sit and day dream for a little while and then I get inspired to do something wild and wacky and off I go.
Some pumpkin vines are even curling around the big birdcage.
Going up so so so high into the sky too.
Vines on birdcages make me happy :-)
I have so much basil I want to dry and freeze and preserve in pesto or just olive oil.
But who can think of doing any of it when the weather is part of your day dreams?
A curtain of clouds decided to dance on the mountain tops.
Shifting and morphing as that golden light of autumn begins to show its face.
Dancing, glowing through the gardens.
Oh, such glorious and inspiring light.
As the sun went down the clouds turned into cotton candy pink perfection.
What a sight!
Owls turned up, as did big hawks.
Everyone dancing in the pink cloud goodness.
Mister Lovee and I walked hand in hand through the place where the bats swoop down and flutter.
I covered my head with my linen shawl.
Bats here, there and everywhere.
We walked around our path, making plans.
More vines and trees on the west side.
Maybe even our tree house come true?
He surprises me with lots of garden weeding he did, so I can plant some winter seeds.
Loooove help weeding.
All I can think of is absorbing every moment of this time.
I love autumn.
I adore Halloween.
The sun goes down and indeed, turns into evening dreams.
So early too.
I do love summer too, but it's time for a breather from the heat.
And by breather I mean it's in the 90's instead of 100's.
I looooove our yearly Halloween party!
It inspires me and helps me to absorb the season.
But for now, we dance in the last days of summer.
We turn on the music and open the windows.
We sway dance in the garden.
I turn it up really loud.
It was indeed a summer breeze evening.
4 more days of summer.
And then, another season.
It's all so exciting isn't it?
Dare I take out all my Halloween bins?
Have you taken yours out yet?
I don't want to miss one morsel in time.
I love it!
ps: Made the first pumpkin breads of the season.
What a scent in the kitchen I so missed!