looking for autumn
top 2 photos are mine.
next 2 photos: on the left, untitled by alana davis; on the right, untitled by steph parke
next photo is mine.
plaid photo on the left is from secret forts
the rest of the images are mine, from my archives.
i’ve had trouble finding autumn lately. work is too busy, getting ready for my move takes up most of my spare time, and i’m trying to pack in as much as i can before i head to london.
this means that i haven’t been cooking much (or, at all) in my kitchen, which i miss terribly. i need an afternoon spent chopping apples for apple crisp or a pie. i’d like some time to make squash soup.
and i haven’t spent any time looking for the signs of autumn – changing leaves and light, wood smoke and wool. the top photo above was taken at the beginning of september, when this season felt so far away. it was a very warm weekend, and i picked up a single red leaf on the street. it seemed out of place, so i tucked it into my book and snapped a photo later that day. i think i need to take some time to notice the colors of this season, and i need to take a walk on a clear day.
so bear with me as i try to find my footing and face this transition period head-on. the mosaic of images above will help, and an imminent break at work should give me the time i need. i did buy some winesap apples and a cider doughnut yesterday, and i’m listening to j tillman’s new album (perfect for this time of year, i think). i’m going to look for autumn, and i’ll be back to share what i find, soon.