Musings and Amusings

Autumnal Interference

I want to write. I should write.

Days like this get in the way …







Siren calls I can’t ignore. Swept away by sunshine’s grace.

Comments on: "Autumnal Interference" (52)

  1. Just beautiful … words & photos!

    • Thanks, Eileen. I’m feeling quite guilty as >to do’s> pile up, but I cannot resist being outside while we have weather like this. And then I cannot come back inside!

  2. im not surprised it gets in the way, lovely photos, nature is distracting at times x

  3. Beautiful pictures…

  4. Ooooh – I want to be there too!!

    I don’t blame you for wanting to be outdoors. There will be time enough in the winter ahead to get stuff done indoors!!

    • I keep telling myself that, Joanne, but the guilt does nag a little. Still, once I’m out the door I wuiet that voice.

      Hey! Right after your half-marathon, Wall St Journal had a weekend feature on the ‘new running boom’ – the half marathon!! You’re not just a Warrior, you’re a trend-setter ๐Ÿ™‚

      • hahaha! If the numbers at races are any indication, it’s all the Boomers trying to stall the aging clock ๐Ÿ˜‰

        We’ve also discovered that it then sets the example for the next generation. Our sons have now “caught the bug”.

      • The article did mention the times are slowing significantly. Who cares – you’re doing it. That’s what count. I bet you are thrilled your sons have picked up on your enthusiasm for it.

      • Yes – it’s pretty cool to have them asking for training assistance and to be at the finish line with them ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. beautiful colours and contrasts – oh I hope we have some sun soon, it has been a bit gloomy lately and now that the clocks have gone back it is dark already ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    • Thanks, Jude. I woukd like to send you some sun, but I don’t want to give any up! We haven’t set clocks back yet; I dread that day – in a week, I think. Everyone hates it; why do we do it?!?

      • Something to do with the farmers up north of the country here, I believe, though farming has changed so much that I don’t suppose it makes any difference at all now ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      • Yes, i think that was the orirginsl readon. Then it became sbout children walking to school in the dark. I don’t know a single child who isn’t driven to school by a parent these days!!

        I contemplate buying one of those
        Ights that is supposed to give you the effects of sunshine. And I took lots of photos to look at this winter.

  6. cardamone5 said:

    Awesome pics and poem.


  7. I was just thinking of taking a walk on this beautiful fall day myself. Seems to me we’re both making the right move. Winter and cold will be here soon enough. Enjoy your day!

    • Carrie, glad you are enjoying good weather too. Yesterday, i think the whole state was oit hiking, biking and golfing! It’s great for the spirit.

  8. Lovely pictures and words! Today, the drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway was almost too beautiful to take in. About to head out, while the sun is shining. That laundry isn’t going anywhere, is it?

    • ‘Too beautiful to take in’ is a perfect description! Sometimes the beauty simply overwhelms. So glad you are privy to this glory ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Beautiful shots. We’re under mostly cloudy skies today so thanks for the peek at sunshine.

  10. ooh, such beautiful pictures! x

  11. YES!!!! What a wonderful day! What wonderful pictures! Of course all of us have to enjoy such days. Writing, reading et cetera can we do later.
    I wish you all the best!

  12. Nature is simply beautiful — an ever-changing piece of art. We don’t get as much foliage here in So. Cal., but still, not bad. I love the lake picture, and the golden tree. Looks golden. Thanks for sharing, Sammy.

    • Thank YOU, Silvia! I took the lake photo on Saturday and could have stayed all day looking at that shimmering water. There’s something about the angle of the sun this time of year under those yellow trees – I feel like I’m wrapped gloriously in God’s embrace.

      I hope you have a (reasonably) serene week. Does your son Trick or Treat? My grandson is going this year, but it’s the first year he doesn’t want a ‘store-bought’ costume because none of his buddies are wearing them ๐Ÿ™‚ He keeps saying “I’m dressing in one color.” but we can’t get any more info than that !

      • Ah, very mysterious, your grandson. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, my son goes trick or treating with neighborhood kids and of course we have to decorate the front of the house somewhat for the kids knocking on the door. He’ll be a skeleton (don’t know why he picked that). Will have pics up. He hasn’t asked for a non-store costume yet, but I can see that becoming a trend soon. I’m guessing your grandson will be dressing either in black or orange. Keep us posted. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Oh wow those leaves are absolutely stunning! (that last one in particular, I love the contrast of colours!)
    Do you know that’s one of the things I miss about living out here: we don’t get autumn. Tropical plants are green all year around. There’s something so magical about golden leaves, blue skies and crisp, cold air. I don’t blame you for not wanting to write, that’s too gorgeous not to stop and enjoy!

    • :-). The sunshine on the leaves is heavenly, Celine. Although I wouldn’t mind a tropical or mild green winter instead of darker days and cold! I guess that’s the cost of enjoying autumn!

      • That’s true – the grass is always greener on the other side.
        I have to say we’re lucky here that it gets a bit cold in the winter, I’d hate to live somewhere like Singapore where it’s hot year round.
        And I can have a vicarious autumn through your beautiful photos! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll post some more periodically. I took plenty to cheer me on gray days.

        How are you doing – with your book? Having any fun with hubby and Poppy ?!?

      • Oh yes please do post more! ๐Ÿ™‚

        The book is going well, thank you! It’s with Beta Readers at the moment. I still have lots of work to do before it’s ready for the big wide world but I’m so pleased with the progress I’ve made over the summer. I started writing this one in July so it’s been quite quick!
        Having lots of fun with the Husband and the Popster. We took her to the beach and she freaked out when she discovered sand. So funny!

        Have you got a dog by the way? I can’t remember you mentioning one but for some reason you strike me as a person who might have one…

      • So glad to hear things are miving along with your book ๐Ÿ™‚ and the Popster !!! I bet the sand frolicking was fun to watch.

        I don’t have any pets, except Hub ๐Ÿ˜. I had a variety of pets growing up, but none these days. I enjoy seeing and hearing about everyone else’s though, and our grandkids have plenty of furry animals at their house.

      • Nothing better than seeing photos of other people’s pets. The internet was most definitely invented so we could share photos of our cats ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. They do! They do! But isn’t it wonderful? Enjoy it, Sammy ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I always think of you ‘walking photo’ bloggers when I’m out in the trees and grasses. We live in such different climates and terrains :-). Thanks, Jo!

  15. Undiluted beauty thank you Sammy!

    • I feel like I’m enjoying way too much beauty right now. But then you are enjoying sprouts of spring, yes?

      Hope all is well, Susan.

  16. Store these days up, the way a squirrel does acorns, for the long winter ahead!
    Thanks for brightening up my inbox with your lovely photos. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Whenever I see pics of the leaves in all their autumnal splendor, it always brings a lump to my throat; probably because it’s reminiscent of one of my favorite songs – a jazz standard – Autumn Leaves!
    I L-O-V-E that song!

    • I don’t recognize the song, Michelle, but will find it to listen to. Autumn is such a mix of emotions for me – very different than other seasons.

      • Originally it was a 1945 French song “Les feuilles mortes”…the music is poignant…
        Here’s a link to Andrea Bocelli with his Fiancee singing the song…really beautiful –

      • Thanks for the info and link, Michelle. I couldn’t load Andrea’s (bummer) but listened to Edith Piaf, Barbara Streisand and Eric Clapton renditions. As soon as I heard Edith, I recognized the song from an old album of my Mom’s – a male singer from the late 50’s but I csn’t think who! I will ask Mom when we talk this week.

        It is a haunting song.

  18. simply magnifique… โค our Fall is being wonderful, too… ๐Ÿ™‚ my very best and cheers!

    • Merci beaucoup for visiting, Melanie! Our lovely autumn came to a screeching halt yesterday with a 50 degree temperature drop and snow flurries !! I will pull ot my photos from time to time to boost my spirits.

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