Thursday, October 19, 2006

falling...


to my feet.

from
my thoughts
to my creations


(a purse
for joan's
birthday)

autumn is
all around
and
it makes me
ever so
nostalgic...
do you feel
the same way?
what feelings
does autumn
bring
for you?
inspiration?


looking up
and
looking down.

listening
to
rosie thomas...
metro delays,
crowded buses,
and
and the sound
of rain
on the streets...
walking a lot
around town.
so beautiful,
this time
of year.


i grew up
in s. california,
so i never
really
experienced
autumn
until i moved
to seattle
in 1992..
i was 18.
i have been
in love with
autumn
ever since.


the sweet sadness
of summer
passing...
trees
letting go
of their leaves
and memories...
fits with
my mood...
works with
my personality.
all this
makes me miss
my family
and seattle.
makes me
remember
the fall
when
grub and i
fell in love.

maybe
it's a good
time of year
to get out
the photo boxes
and finally
get them
into albums...
just in time
for
my mother's
visit next week.
~~~~~

another
thank you
long overdue...
f.pea
mailed me
a little
pre-exam
study package
with cute little notes
little goodies,
butterfly stockings
and
this handmade
study buddy:

thank you
f.pea!

more purses,
and
a belated corner
tomorrow.
xo

20 comments:

alyssa said...

Beautiful Post!
Funny I grew up in S. California, too, but always felt more compatible with the Northwest, because my folks are from there. I think my love for fall and spring came when I went to school back east for architecture and the winters there could be so brutal. Fall and spring always give me that "start-up" good feeling. My mind always feels clearer. Fall is also the time that my sweetheart and I fell in love. Maybe fall is the new spring.

julie said...

Your bag and boots are wonderful - very fitting :)
Yes, a very appropriate time to sort the photos (especially if youre one of the queens;)) and cozy up the house in time for winter!!

Shari said...

hi there.
those leaves! wow! the color just knocks me right out. i really want some rain boots! yours are so fun!

i love autumn. i think it is the one time of year that i spend in deep thought...it's all of the cozying up and reading and drinking tea...you know, contemplative activities. ;)

see you soon. hooray!
xo
shari

lisa s said...

MMMMMM such lovely images... i want rain boots!

you speak my language.... always.... xo

kelly said...

oh, how I miss the seasons... thanks for sharing a bit of fall with your beautiful photos!

blair said...

those pictures made the hair on the back of my neck stand up! (in the most inspiring way) just beautiful qwen!

hildy said...

oooh! what beautiful deep colors. thanks for sharing a bit of fall with a californian who has to really look for it!it's crazy hot here and hard to put a fall mind set on.it's very confusing. mornings are cold ready for one to believe it's fall, but by afternoon you're thinking where's the lemonade and the sunscreen?

ms. pea said...

the colors are the reason autumn is my favorite season... and i love the snap in the air after such a long, hot southern summer. thanks for the beautiful colors!

Austen G. said...

hi gwen, thanks for those great photos. i'm all sick and sniffly and those luminous pics are about the first thing that perked me up all day! glad you're enjoying the weather...there *is* something magical about fall.

Daphne said...

autumn, the word just feels like brown, orange, yellow colored leaves...I love this season! And I adore your images... *daphne

justine said...

can i please custom order one of your felt bags?

hannah said...

i love the smell of fall as well as the sights. your pictures are beautiful and so is that purse! so glad you can take time out to enjoy the season now that exams are behind you. good weekend to you friend.

Funky Finds said...

love the purse! so wonderful

anne said...

hi there, you write beautifully and so are those lovely boots.

again, very good taste in music!

Anonymous said...

GINNIE....

THOSE SURE ARE SOME PURDY PICTURES OF LEAVES.....NICE JOB.....

JOHNNY

sooz said...

What a divine purse!! Your use of the leaves is perfect. A bit hard to relate to season wise from down here (roll on summer!), but I just love it!! The study buddy is extra sweet too.

gracia said...

A handmade study buddy - I need one of those with me for each and ever day. And your Autumn thoughts and visuals are a beautiful reminder to me of how round the earth is. Over in the southern hemisphere it is hot, steamy spring showers with the promise of summer in the air.
enjoy!
see you, grache

louise said...

Great autumn photos. It's spring here, but your photos have made my mind wander to cooler months.
Cheers, lj

The Multicultural Spitfire said...

Ms. Heart,

I just love your blog! I had no idea you were living in DC, too, until my sister K came in for my wedding. I'm so sorry she didn't think to ask you and grub to come! It is always nice to see people from Pedro in our lives again.

You are so very talented - perhaps we can meet for coffee or tea sometime - and especially when K comes to town.

Yours sincerely,
CTD

ps: I haven't updated my own blog since I got engrossed in this current work project, my remodel [lived w/ M&D for months], and got engaged/married.

ashb said...

I love this post bug ;) its beautiful & the first pic is stunning! I love those rain boots. Plus I love that you guys fell in love in the fall, so sweet.


hugs,
ash