Listen to the music

Sunday, October 16, 2016

It was difficult to say


But the seasons 

are 




Summer tranquility


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eclipses

with 

shades of autumn


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 and 

gradually my white world



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is transfused

with a cache of riches

as


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66 comments:

donna baker said...

Oh, Anita, what gorgeous photos. Glorious. We don't get as beautiful colors of fall and it is still hot. Love all the white too.

PlantPostings said...

Stunningly beautiful. Especially that last view. Sigh...

Coisas de Manuh said...

Lindas fotos.

The Dutchess said...

❤️

Judys Lace Creations said...

Very Lovely photos.First photo very poignant(header pic).

Barbara Fisher said...

Dear Anita your stunning photographs are perfectly complimented by the music and words. You somehow manage to say the things I feel but can’t express. Just lovely. Hugs to you my sweet friend.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Anita,
Personally I am welcoming Fall gleefully after a hot summer and little relaxation. Your photos of your hometown you share are natures bounty in breathtaking splendor. I can only imagine how lovely your fall foliage is and how much fun scouting out areas to capture and share on IG must be. In Philadelphia our leaves are reluctant to change into painted russets and golds. An extremely hot summer turned into an Indian Summer and the balance of change was altered. Enjoy the beauty that surrounds you everywhere mon Amie.
xoxo,
Vera

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

How I would revel in the glory of this color and the fragrance of Fall.
Your words, photos and spirit capture this miraculous change of seasons to perfection.
Thank you dear Anita, for sharing this beauty with us.
Jemma

Red Rose Alley said...

Anita, I was hoping you'd show some Autumn where you live, as you said it's so pretty, and your pictures show it. You have more golds than us, as ours looks very similar to your third picture. I really like the picture with the little girl, that's so sweet. And your white pumpkins with the twinkling lights are darling. Oh, I wish I could see Autumn where you live, Anita. It's looks glorious! "For every good-bye there is a Hello"....that's so true, my friend.

love, ~Sheri

Robyn said...

Oh my, Anita. Your photography is becoming more and more poignant, alive and enchanting! I love the music you chose, the beautiful words and your images are stunning. To come to your site is never just a visit, it's truly a sensory experience. Thank you, talented friend. xoox

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Anita,
As we have no fall shades here, I so enjoy seeing the beauty that surrounds you... What gorgeous photos and touching words. Thank you for sharing, and I love the music!
Bisous!

Lillian Plummer said...

Such a lovely post, your pics are beautiful and so well thought out combined with the music. Enjoyed it immensely. With best wishes Lillian xx

Burlap Luxe said...

Always beauty in Minnesota year around, a big part of my moms side of the family live in Minneapolis, Hamburg, Norwood and with family vacations and reunions it was always a beautiful state to visit ... love catching fireflys when in my teens with the younger family members .

Captured the beauty of fall and
the inspiration of your white pumpkins in tiny lights as the photo from...79ideas.org

Beautiful autumn days ahead.

Doré

MJH Design Arts said...

Hi Anita, Thank you for this beautiful gift. Happy Fall. xoxo Mary

Méa Strauß said...

Ohhh, and I say hello too, Anita. A post so full of harmony, of power and a "looking-forward" to what may come. The seasons are wise, yes. And there will be so much "hello", I can feel it too.
In Germany, the video is not to be seen, doesn´t work here, but your pictures anyway, this mantel and the BOMBS, as we call those happy round pumpkins (I LOVE THIS ENGLISH WORD FOR IT!! Here it is calles "Kürbis" and sounds so dull)
So have fun - and lot´s of pumpkin soup :)), a happy hug from me to you, dear Anita, Méa

Taste of France said...

I absolutely love that you used Rembrandt as a verb.
Your photos are breathtaking.

Art and Sand said...

I too love the verb Rembrandt.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Gorgeous shots Anita.....Summer is on her way here! I do love Autumn......enjoy! We have many shades of green here and of course the ever-changing ocean colours! Wishing you a beautiful week of colour xo

ourfrenchoasis.com said...

Beautiful photos as always. The leaves are just starting to turn here and Autumn colour abounds. Every ending has a new beginning and we must always look forward. Have a lovely week. Susan x

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Martina said...

Happy falltime dearest Anita - so lovely how you managed to capture the spirit of the season! Love your white pumpkin collection - it looks unusual and very elegant. Thanks for your visit chez moi - it feels so good, to be in touch again! Much love for a happy start into the week!

Béa de C said...

Autumn is so beautifull!
Yours photos are gorgeous...
Have a look at my table, I did the white pumpkins!
Kissessss from Belgium...

Junkchiccottage said...

Sooooo beautiful Anita. Swooning over your pretty pumpkins. Happy Fall.
XXOO
Kris

Linda said...

Such a beautiful post and your photos are absolutely gorgeous! Happy Autumn! :)

Celestina Marie said...

Good Morning Dear Friend! Love this post of beautiful from one season to another. We are still having a long goodbye to summer here in Texas but you can tell the air is turning towards fall and cooler days ahead.
Your photos are amazing and the music is beautiful to blend. Wishing you a wonderful fall week.
Happy October Autumn. xoxo

Troebadoer said...

Chère Anita,

Comme toujours tu nous offres une création ravissante.

Je te souhaite des jours d’automne plein de couleurs et de joie…


https://youtu.be/DDYY57k2Qko


As sweet autumngrapes
I enjoy your words
one by one...
Absorbed in your images
I sail on the deep lakes
of your beautiful mind...

Karen said...

Dear Anita,
Your words have always left me thinking of the beauty you share, all the day long. Your photography has is the perfect accompaniment---such talent! I'm so happy you share this with us, it provides inspiration every time I read a new post.
xo,
Karen

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

As always, your posts read first thing in the morning give a calm and peaceful feeling to begin the day.
I adore that white pumpkin vignette! What a beautiful spot for fall reading - and napping!
It's such a delight to hear from you!

Portobello said...

Oh my, Anita! Just joined your blog. The beauty! I'm awestruck. How can I pull myself away from this and get busy for the day? I will carry this with me all day!! Thank you.

vicki archer said...

How beautiful Anita, such exquisite images and sentiments tow arm our hearts... Thank you... xxv

It's me said...

Anita !!!.....liefs uit Nederland mijn lieve vriendin .....love love love Ria x ❤️❤️❤️

Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes said...

Just beautiful, Anita! ♥ We must always remember that "For every goodbye there is a hello." Sending Autumn hugs!

Mary Hone said...

So beautiful. I am so glad you are embracing your photography. You have a great eye, and your images are stunning.

Jeanie said...

Your autumn is far ahead of ours -- and the photos are simply magnificent! Every single one. Love the pumpkins and fairy lights!

Mapi said...

So beautiful Anita, yes Hello Autumn !

Love from the Netherlands
Mapi
X

La Contessa said...

IN YOUR WORLD THERE is a H E L L O for certain!
TIGHTS,COATS and SCARVES HERE WE GO........................XOXO

Kim said...

We are still waiting for the fall to show up around here. It was hard to say goodbye to summer. I just adore the season. Hey, btw, I saw your feature at Barnes and Noble!! I took a few snaps of it and have been meaning to send it to you. Hope you have received your copy, it was a beautiful article! I was thrilled to see you in the pages and told everyone in the aisle that, "I know her!!" :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Cher ami, comme d'habitude, tes mots m'enchantent! J'adore le vers, "As sweet autumn grapes I enjoy your words one by one." Un coup de génie, merci!

Createology said...

Truly beautiful way to close Summer and open Autumn. I didn't grow up...even through 40ish...with Seasons therefore I never knew the JOY in changing colors and clothing and temperatures. I have now, 18 years, lived with Seasons and I am enJOYing the opening and closing quite a lot. My favorite is still Summer when it is warmer and I can thaw out. I am not a fan of Winter and all it brings while living in the snow and having a steep driveway that ices every year. I love your posts dear...Thank You Very Much.

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Magical, warm, makes me smile sooooooo much as I sit here and have a cup of sleep tea before bed. Love you dear friend!

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Your beautiful words and even more beautiful photos transport me to another world. I love all of your beautiful and magical white pumpkins.

Have a wonderful and beautiful Fall my dear friend.

renae in real life said...

hi Anita! It seems I'm all over the place lately. But with good intent, really. Just wanted to greet you here again and hope all is going good crazy busy for you.♥

Heather Orr Lindstrom said...

The perfect way to set the tone for a beautiful fall day. Thank you for this dose of wisdom and magic this morning, dear friend.
xx

La Petite Gallery said...

Anita, those poor children in that awful war, makes me cry. I am sad in the first part of Oct, But now I am driving everyday with beautiful music, the car windows open Mr. Benny head hanging out the window. I keep saying THANK YOU GOD. It's great to be alive. Tomorrow Renee is taking me on the ski lift it is scary, but we can see the colors in the mountians and the Ocean at the same time. Then lunch in Camden, Wheeee!
yvonne

renae in real life said...

oh Anita! You don't have to worry or apologize. Just wanted you to know I was back in the cyber world of craziness again, of my own free will and choice, mind you. lol ♥

"Create Beauty" said...

oh so DELIGHTFUL and beautiful my dear. Your words and your poetic photography.
Goodbyes and HELLO's, yes. oh the JOY of seasons!!!!
~ Violet

Daniela said...

Every post of yours is like a new chapter of a wonderful fairy tale, always so heartwarming, dearest, darling Anita, I love you and your way of livig your life, your poetry and your artistry so, so much and I'm so grateful to you, you cannot imagine how much, for sharing all this with us !

Hope your week is off to a good start I'm sending blessings of joy on your days to come, may they be filled with all the serenity you deserve, sweetie !

Xx Dany

The enchanted home said...

So beautiful and so happy to see you blogging again! This was a really nice reprise from a very hectic day...it was like a calm peaceful respite that was sorely needed:) Lovely Anita!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Not sure why I don't receive your posts anymore. They are always gorgeous and so inspiring. Yes, we did say goodbye to summer, however there is always something new awaiting us. I love the truly beautiful colors of fall. Beautiful photos and always for us to enjoy.

Tammie Lee said...

such a lovely post
overflowing with poetic beauty
your style of life and sharing is spacious and beauty

Botanic Bleu said...

Anita,
I found Romantic Country yesterday and saw your beautiful mantel. Your feature was my favorite in the magazine. Your photo with all the white pumpkins in this post is so beautiful that I pinned it to my Fall board on Pinterest.

Judith

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

This was a wonderful post! Yes, nature is wise and te cycle of seasons never ceases to amaze me.

Down by the sea said...

Beautiful images as always Anita. In life we don't like change but we should learn from nature that change can be so rewarding! Sarah x

Red Rose Alley said...

Anita, Yes, I look at your instagram from time to time, and Autumn is glorious around your neck of the woods! I love seeing all the different colors from areas that my blog friends live. I didn't realize you love Cinderella coaches? That picture was so cute, by the way. I have a little Cinderella tea set, and I am going to post about it just for you hehehe. I know you are noticing and appreciating all that this season brings us.......you can tell by the beautiful pictures you are taking of it.

love you,
~Sheri

Red Rose Alley said...

Also, I was wondering what fruit that is that your Auntie Camille painted on the oil painting? What a treasure that is for you to keep always. :)

Lowcarb team member said...

Such a most beautiful post.
Your photographs an absolute joy to look at ... so good I scrolled up and down a few times.

Thank you.

Enjoy the remainder of this month of October

All the best Jan

Palomasea said...

Extraordinarily beautiful, dearest Anita....please, please don't stop...this is inspiration and enchantment at its finest... and you bless me and so many others with your incredible artistry and pure soul...love you my friend...
Your work is exquisite as always. IG is still a limited platform...but this space allows you to fly in a multi-dimensional way...Brava!!!
Bisous bisous bisous,
~ Irina :)

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

BONJOUR ANITA!! Ca va??!! Ohhh what gorgeous photos... and decor! Hoping all is well with you. I love how you capture this new season's beauty. Have missed the beauty and poetry here. Wishing you a lovely fall!
Bisous!

vintageandart said...

So lovely to pop in here and see all your stunning photography, read your beautiful words and reflect on how Mother Nature is truly wise.... Have a lovely weekend coming up Anita.

Cranberry Morning said...

This is beautiful, Anita. I'm afraid that I have a hard time embracing winter. I feel like it's Narnia with the White Witch - always winter and [hardly ever] Christmas. I need to work on my winter attitude. Every year I plan to make a list of fun things to do during the winter, so I need to get out my new notebook and get busy with that list! One of the things would be to take day trips to the Twin Cities to places like the Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul Cathedral, The Ordway, Orchestra Hall, The American Swedish Institute, etc.

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

I have the Romantic Country magazine in my lap, and I so enjoyed reading the article and all the beautiful pictures!! How fun it must have been for you!! :-) All the pictures are are just gorgeous!!! I couldn't find it right away, (because I live so rural and small town) but there it was at the check out in the Tractor Store!! OUT LOUD I blurted "There it is!!! My friend Anita's home"!!! And the people in the line and the check out guy were so happy for me that HubbyBear said "OK get it"!! Gleam!! Tee hee!! xxoo love and warm hugs Miss Lovely!! XXOO Linnie

La Petite Gallery said...

Anita the photo's are soooo beautiful, it makes a person happy to be alive. Hey they opened a tractor store by me in Thomaston. I went there for wood shavings for the path to the water. I will go looke for your Magazine.. Been so sick. yvonne

Jeri Landers said...

Three months of each season could not be more perfect. As one season ends, we are ready for the change into the next. I love each one with it's special qualities, even the bleakness of winter is welcome. So what am I missing here??!! You had an article in Romantic Country Mag? Good job! I will see if I can find an issue.

Createology said...

Your beautiful ode to Autumn is dreamy. I am finally learning to embrace seasons and what they each bring for us to enJOY. Thank you for always writing perfect prose and marrying just the perfect images/photos with your story. Falling into Autumn Bliss...

Rhonda said...

You always bring that ray of sunshine to my heart & soul. xxoo

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Thank you dear friend for visiting. I thought that was so sweet of dear Carolyn to knit these darling booties for Lily... Oh yes, I will give her a smooch from Auntie Anita, Uncle Tea Rat and Rattus, that is for sure.
Bisous!