22 September 2008

I'll try if you will



hey fall, please don't take my forced smile and phony enthusiasm too personally. I'll come around. eventually. I really will. once the trees start in with all the glowing and the leaves do that thing where they float and dance around in the air and crunch under foot, I'll soften. when I've baked my first real loaf of banana bread and cooked up my first pot of butternut squash soup, I'll feel better about you. I promise.

a new pair of boots wouldn't hurt your case. and if you really want to seal the deal, throw in a couple pairs of new tights. that might do it. because you were made for tights and boots. and sweaters. oh, sweaters. it's all that crisp air, you know. you're sort of famous for that.

so I think I'm starting to warm up to the idea of you. just don't be so stingy with the sunshine. all bets are off when you start messing with the sun.

p.s. you smell good. I'll give you that.

26 comments:

  1. Oh, I love me some fall !!!

    We should start "National Bright Tights Day!!"

    yummy!

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  2. oh i love the fall...i think for the sweaters alone. & the fog in the morning. oh I love the fog.
    if you want some major doses of sunshine you need to come to my neck of the woods.

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  3. oh this made me smile ;-)

    i so needed this...
    thank you, beautiful you.
    xo

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  4. fall is my favorite season - the warm sunshine against my back and the cool breezes against my face - to me there is nothing better. your writing makes me smile and i'm really liking this photo.

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  5. Fall is awesome here in Portland, isn't it? Can't resist for long. It's too beautiful to resist. :)

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  6. jennifer (dreemintrea)September 22, 2008 11:42 PM

    you are TOO cute, woman. fall does smell mighty fine...that's for SURE! i think if fall/winter did it's grey rain thing at night...and gave us crisp/sun during the day that would be a good deal. a day here and there of rain...okay...but don't make it a habit.

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  7. i always thought i loved summer best, but now it is definitely fall. i guess it depends on where you live. i have come to love fall in switzerland that i ache inside to think about leaving next year, and missing fall here. fall in texas will be what? summer? and ironically, the whole time i lived here i have longed for texas summers, since summer has not existed here. fall is hot chocolate, profound smells and the added bliss of college football, cooking with squash and searching for perfect hoodies. enjoy!

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  8. we in the south are happy to kiss that sweaty, salty summer good-bye....

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  9. this was a great way to start the day. thanks!

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  10. I do believe that those things would get me into the fall mood as well. Although I don't need any convincing, I love this time of year!

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  11. oh my gosh andrea. we are the same person. i swear i posted almost the same thing on my blog yesterday. summer girls need to stick together in being passive aggressive about fall.

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  12. I was just thinking yesterday that I miss Fall. I've lived in South Florida for about 3 years now and this is the first year that I really miss the changing seasons.

    I did buy a pumpkin over the weekend and I think I'll get some mums too. The colors of Fall are my favorites.

    Have a great week. I agree with Ms. Walters... bright tights unite!

    xo,

    Carmen

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  13. I was in no way ready for this Fall - same as you ! My favorite season yet it came too soon ! But when I see the New England maples changing, the piles of pumpkins at roadside stands and the sales on Fall BOOTS, I feel a little better. Let's Go With The Flow ! But you ain't kinding about the sun stuff !

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  14. perfect post ;) i feel exactly the same way!!

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  15. Ah yes, a pair of boots would go a long way towards warming me up to this whole "fall" business.

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  16. I wish we could have Autumn back again...

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  17. i could fall asleep to this kind of talk.

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  18. It'll really start lookin' pretty in a couple of weeks. Course then the rain starts but the glimmer of hope there is that usually in Feb. we'll get a week of sun.

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  19. I'm right there with you! Although I think I'm ready for the cooler fall days. We're really warm out here, and it sorta has me discombobulated...it's so sunny and hot, and the sky is hazy every day, yet the leaves are changing and falling. I'm confused as to what to wear, how to feel, where my mindset should be right now... :)

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  20. this is exactly how I feel... though I am still in the denial phase.
    Boots do make everything better.

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  21. So exactly how I feel. went out looking at boots yesterday to help with the sting of the seasonal change. Love this post!

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  22. that was beautiful writing. Go to BLURB.com. You can print your blog. Save a year's worth of your writing and photos for posterity.

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  23. Made some cinnamon apples today. That did it for me....definately fall!

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  24. hee hee I checked in at shutter sisters and loved your ttv story-only to come here and find myself falling head over heels for your writing!

    oh and the tights won me over too:)

    I also now know why my buddy Jen is so wild about you.
    xo

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  25. you have a sweet way of seeing things.

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  26. i've been wanting to buy some colored tights! thanks for the link!

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