"Autumn - with all it's sights, sounds and smells, is the perfect mediator. It gladly grabs the torch from summer and carefully passes it on to winter. All the while, helping to soften the shock of the transition." My friend wrote that this morning on Facebook, and I thought it was brilliant.
"Fall" means it's time for cooler weather. The trees and garden will soon be ablaze in reds, yellows, oranges and all colors inbetween. It's time for apple picking and pumpkin pie. For raking leaves and pulling out the sweaters. For halloween costume preparations and holiday baking plans. Crisp morning air is a sure sign that winter is coming, but let's take the time to enjoy one season at a time. The days will get shorter, and the temperatures will fall. Watch out for the leaves sign that summer is officially over. They will turn into a fiery glow before falling.
Did you know that pumpkins can grow to be over 1,000 pounds? Did you know that there are over 100 shades/names for autumn colors? Aubergine, Goldenrod, Persimmon, Sienna, Raw Umber, Plum, Pumpkin, Amethyst, Moss, Terra Cotta... and the list could go on.
I do not forget that for some of us (including myself), these are not the important colors of fall. My favorite fall colors are Garnet and Gold (the colors of Florida State). Others might prefer Burnt Orange, or Navy and Gold... or many other color combinations of our favorite football teams.
Every autumn, nature puts on a brilliant show of colors! I hope you can take time to enjoy everything that Fall offers. If Fall isn't your favorite time of year, you can always pretend you are like our friends in the Southern Hemisphere and celebrate Spring! Aqua, Cantaloupe, Lavender... Oh, those are colors for another day!
Happy Fall, Y'all!
PS: If you are looking for Fall Quilt Fabrics, Patterns, Projects - We have got them! Here is just a sampling.