Fall taps Winter on the shoulder,
“My colors can’t get much bolder,
it’s time for crisp winter white,
long dark day, to cold, cold night.”
The red-headed Green Man fully agrees,
“Leafs, yellow and brown are up to my knees,
I’ve talked to the creatures; they say they’re ready,
They’ve packed their homes, slow and steady.”
Seed pods stand strong, ready for the cold,
ready to winter-dream of being green and bold.
Strong winds will sail them far and wide,
A blanket of snow will give them places to hide.
Patti Hall 2013
PHALL PHOTOS 2013
Pursuits of happiness include gardening, walking the desert, reading, writing, photography, traveling and genealogy.
November 10, 2013 at 3:06 pm
I’m not even close to winter ready. I’m a winter denier. I refuse to accept it. If I pretend it won’t happen, it won’t.
November 11, 2013 at 2:25 am
Not winter ready here either!
November 10, 2013 at 3:34 pm
Winter is when temps. go down into the seventies. I love winter 🙂
November 11, 2013 at 2:28 am
Funny how different our worlds are, based on weather alone…how odd my fall reds and yellows and talk of snow to people in places that are sun-shiny, warm and green.
November 10, 2013 at 6:37 pm
Love the header pic!
November 11, 2013 at 2:30 am
Thank you, I wish I could have done better capturing the neon colors of the maple. The Ponderosa Pine threw a nice shade of green into the frame. Glad you enjoyed it.
November 10, 2013 at 7:50 pm
Enjoyed your photos and pros. It is indeed upon us. You put me in the mood. But I’m still not ready.
November 11, 2013 at 2:32 am
Me neither! Nature made me write those things:>)
November 11, 2013 at 6:11 am
Beautiful images and words. Keep them coming. Be well, Patti.
November 11, 2013 at 10:27 am
November 11, 2013 at 6:12 am
Lovely photos, Patti! The header pic is truly gorgeous. I’m ready for winter. We were recently in upstate New York, visiting family. It was wonderful to see the fall colors (although they were past their peak), to have a reason to wear my silk long-johns, to have the brisk air wake me up and invite me to walk faster 😉 And then to have to scrape the windshield in the early morning hours. What memories that brought back! I miss the four seasons.
November 11, 2013 at 6:54 am
Marie, just visited your site and will spend a little time exploring later. I live in the Finger Lakes. The romance of scraping the car and dealing with ice gets old by February (as I’m sure you remember), but right now I’m enjoying the cool, love having the garden over the season, and put another log on the wood stove. Early winter in upstate NY.
November 11, 2013 at 10:35 am
Marie was one of my very first WP writer friends, I’m happy that you have found her too.
And, yes, the romance of winter gets old fast:>)
November 11, 2013 at 2:21 pm
Hi, Elaine! Oh, yes, I do remember. Winter isn’t any fun if you have to go out. I imagine the Finger Lakes region might be a bit worse. I lived in Mohawk Valley and sometimes we could avoid some of the worst weather because we sat low. That didn’t help with floods, though. That said, my husband and I toss around the idea of retiring to upstate, perhaps the Finger Lakes region even. A few years back we spent a day visiting wineries and then spent the night in Ithaca. Not enough time to get a feel for the area, though.
November 11, 2013 at 10:30 am
Thanks, Marie. I would miss the 4 seasons, but I would still trade it for Hawaii’s perfect weather:>) My mom & I plan on living there full time some day..
November 11, 2013 at 2:14 pm
Oh, good for you! Never been there but I’ve heard it is beautiful 🙂
November 11, 2013 at 6:50 am
The colors are just gorgeous!!!
November 11, 2013 at 10:31 am
Hi Luanne, glad you like them…Mother Nature is awesome with those colors!
November 11, 2013 at 7:53 am
What a great eye you have–the banner is breath-taking!
November 11, 2013 at 10:37 am
Thank you, Marian! It was a quick shot from a long distance and I am so thankful it turned out well. I knew it was going to be my fall/winter header if it did.
November 11, 2013 at 9:09 am
Beautiful banner photo!
November 11, 2013 at 10:38 am
Thank you, Heather. xo
November 11, 2013 at 10:07 am
Winter lives here right now in Toronto and Patti those pictures are stunning! They kind of take the edge of the bite. 🙂
November 11, 2013 at 10:41 am
Thanks, Debby. Glad I could help:>)