Saturday, September 22, 2018

It's Officially Autumn!

Today is September 22, 2018.
🍁 🍁 🍁 ~ It's officially autumn! ~ 🍁 🍁 🍁

We had some much needed rain in recent days. 
It has left the air feeling crisp with a touch of fall, 
but still sunny ~ perfect days to play with shadows.

I moved the white ironstone that holds our silver and mother of pearl flatware to where the sun streamed in through the bay window, sat back and relaxed with my stitching, and watched as the sun did a shadow dance.

The sunlight glistened on the pearly whites of the flatware 
and the leaves of dusty miller.

As the sun sank lower, more interesting shadows began to form. Lacy images appeared on the ironstone from
the delicate rim of the gallery tray.

The sun grabbed hold of the 
mother of pearl with intensity . . .

And created shadows within the individual handles.

As time passed the sun began to drop its hold on the handles of pearl and instead offered a touch of warmth.

Then Mr. Sun gently slid away  . . .

And offered up a picture perfect autumn vignette.

🍁 🍁 ~ Happy First Day of Autumn ~ 🍁 🍁 

The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.

1 comment:

  1. Sarah, thank you for writing. I adore the photographs of your silver and mother-of-pearl flatware. Beautiful!
    The story of you and your husband buying the sailboat is so romantic, especially how you named her.


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