Saturday, December 3, 2011

19 More Days of Autumn

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly around the earth seeking the successive autumns. -George Eliot

We've been having gusty windstorms here the last several days, blowing the last of the yellow leaves off the trees and creating a floor of gold in the streets and yards. Winter solstice is December 22nd, so there are just 19 more days left of autumn, but every year it seems to me that winter begins on December 1st, no matter what the official start day is.

I took these photos of a persimmon tree in San Juan Bautista last week while I was there browsing antique stores. The bright leaves and deep-orange fruit were a glorious sight.

There were more than a few blossoms in the gardens we passed by. I love the delicate papery look and lavender color of this flower, although I don't know its name.

Still working away on the grandma-inspired lap blanket for my mother. Like the blankets I have knit previously, I've gotten attached to it and don't want to let it go ... but I will. Next year I hope to knit one for myself.

Happy last days of autumn to you.


Katiebee said...

lucky mom! i love the colors and it looks so cozy~

Dogwood said...

The persimmon tree is beautiful.
Love the lap blanket for you mom.
2012 is for you to knit for yourself.
Happy Fall Days!!!!
Hugs, Cory/Dogwood

Rachel said...

Unbelievable! When I look out my windows, all I see is white yet you still have all that glorious colour!

Your blanket (or your mom's blanket...) is shaping up nicely! It looks so nice and cosy!

Tracey ~ Clover said...

Beautiful autumn colors Stacy! I know that southern Cal is getting the Santa Anna winds, do they affect you?
I do think after your mom's blanket you should do something for yourself. I have a cardi in the plans for me after I finish all this holiday knitting.

Theresa said...

I love Autumn too:) The leaves are mostly gone here! Hope you have some calmer weather! HUGS!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

The blanket looks very cozy!

justjenn said...

Feather and Fan stitch? I love the colors.

Thimbleanna said...

Such beautiful photos! It's so hard to believe that it's still officially autumn -- baby, it's cold outside! Love that beautiful lap blanket -- I'd have a hard time letting that go too!

Suz said...

it looks like pretty
your mom will snuggle in it wrapped in each loving inch is a beautiful those blossoms

Maiden Jane said...

Love your blanket colors. I am gladl you had autumn. Usually our nicest season and it was wet....and still is wet....and now it's cold...and gray...with snow on the way...ok, I'm complaining!

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