Sunday, October 25, 2009

The View from the Garret

The healing continues. The follow-up examination at my doctor's office confirms the fact that so far, all is well. Thanks to everyone who sent good wishes. I appreciate it.

I thought that this morning you might like to take a look out of my garret window. Well, it's not exactly a garret, it's my sewing studio which is on the second floor. It's always nice view while I'm working. I appreciate the diversity of weather and nature, always changing, always interesting. I actually love it when I see large looming storm clouds. It's so interesting and exotic.

Here's one of the three sunset maple trees at the southwest corner of the house. They are especially colorful this year.

Here's the view looking to the southeast.

Fall in the midwest can be a dramatic show. It depends upon certain conditions, but I'm not exactly sure what they are, probably moisture and temperature changes. Our fall show is every bit as impressive as New England but the difference is that our landscape is flat, which doesn't allow the sweeping, rolling panoramas that they enjoy.

The most magical fall in my memory was the year my uncle died. We had his body transported to rural Tennessee where our family cemetery is located. We all drove in a convoy and the display through Kentucky and Tennessee was one of the wonders of the world. Amazing! I felt that nature was sending him off with a bang.

I'm hoping that my European friends can confirm or debunk something that I've heard - that the trees in Europe do not change colors in the fall. Is that the case? I think it would be very hard for me to experience fall without the burst of color. For me, fall is summer going out in a blaze of glory.

Ang - I'm sorry that I couldn't get back to you about Pumpkin Fest. I was sure I'd be able to make it and meet up with you but with the burns, it's not going to be possible! I swear, we're going to meet up sometime.


Kitty said...

Wow! So much has happened since I've last been able to comment. My mother in the hospital coupled with family visiting from out of town and some other commitments has limited my online time.

Glad to hear your burns are healing well and I hope they continue to do so. I've always been afraid to mix combustible fuels and fire so after your experience I will stay in fear!

Your fall photos are beautiful and we here in Middle Tennessee are experiencing a color fest, too. What a beautiful memory of your uncle's funeral. I, too, enjoy the changing of the seasons and the new beginnings they bring.

Take care, Suzanne. Hope things in your life are on the up & up.

Diva Kreszl said...

such a beautiful view, you are indeed blessed! I will continue to hold you in my prayers and may you continue to heal!

Susan said...

You definitely have a 'healing' view there.

Ruta M. said...

Good news that your burns are healing. While here in Europe we do not have the spectacular autumn colours that are a feature of your fall the leaves on the native trees do change colour but generally in a more muted way. Mostly to yellows and browns rather than bright red and orange. I'm looking through my window now at the beech trees and hedges in the garden which have changed to a golden yellow outlined with coppery orange.

J'Ollie Primitives said...

In central Germany, where the temp is a bit more moderate, the fall leaf change is subdued at best. I really missed the autumn colors when I lived there, but there were things to compensate for the lack.

J'Ollie Primitives said...

are my participles dangling? That last sentence looks grammatically incorrect!

AND I very likely misspelled "grammatically".

Jenni said...

Glad to hear that you're continuing to heal well.

You don't know flat, though. Well, I take that back. That part of Illinois that we drove through on the way home looked about as flat as Kansas. Our color here is also very "subdued".

Anonymous said...

Wow, it is very pretty there this fall. Great colors! And I am so sorry to hear about the burns you poor thing. I certainly hope you heal quickly, Suzanne. Very lucky to have come away with only having burnt your arms but I know you know that.

I'm having a little giveaway of a very pretty scarf so come on over and see it... If you like the scarf please enter and I'll be choosing the winner Tuesday evening...

Take care of yourself!
The Blue Ridge Gal

Farmchick said...

We are having a beautiful fall show here in Kentucky with our trees changing color. Glad to hear your burns are healing.

Millicent said...

I love your fall pix. I grew up in Texas and have lived in no other state. I long for fall colors!

Millicent said...

I love your pix of the fall colors. Having always lived in Texas, I long for the changing of the seasons that other parts of the country have.

Ang. said...

Spectacular fall colors come from having warm days and cool nights. We have had cool days and even cooler nights so the leaves are only mildly pretty. :(