Oct 6, 2012

the dawning.

there is a certain calmness that overwhelms me, when I see the swells in the distance flame all golden and flicker when the branches filter the sunrise flames. these are such rare moments in a busy life to just stand still and watch the sleeping world awake. 
it makes me glad to be alert in the wee hours of the morning, to see the sun seep through the branches at the earliest stages of daylight - something so many sleeping heads never behold. 

there is a richness in the very name of October as it rings of celebrations and thankfulness and all types of autumny delight. even the chill which seeps through the cracks of this home, seems to carry warm wishes rather than cold tidings like that of winter's. I wish I could capture the essence of this beautiful month into a jar and tuck it away for those blue days that come upon us so very often during the winter months. 

October only comes calling once a year. and I want this October to be the best month ever lived. 

hullo, autumn! you're going to be just splendid, verdad? 

lots of love,
the girl in the garden. 


  1. This post... wow, Grace. I am speechless. {but apparently not "type-less".} *grin* Your writing is beautiful, and those pictures are stunning. Early morning is beautiful, isn't it? Probably my favorite time of day. :)


  2. Mmm, this post filled me with the warm, awakening emotions I have in early morning. Lovely description: I agree wholeheartedly. <3

  3. Beautiful words to describe a day's morning. :) Lovely post, Grace!

  4. Thank you so much for your nice comments! You're so sweet :)

    You know, I've never really been able to enjoy the changing of the seasons from summer to fall...I think it's because I live in a part of Texas where the leaves don't change colors - they'll just fall off sometime in the winter and grow back a couple weeks later... And it doesn't get too much cooler here for a while - it's 90 right now :(

    1. Oh, I know! California doesn't know the meaning of the season "autumn" - it's about 80 degrees here, and if the weather turns 70 I'm jumping up and down because that's "autumny" weather. :P

    2. I know! I was born in TN and lived there for 10 years, then we moved to CA for a while. I really missed the changing of season while we were there. We are now back in TN, and I'm complaining because the weather won't make up its mind :) (The temperature changes between 80 and 30 degrees each day, kind of annoying!)

    3. EXACTLY!!! CA weather is such a fickle thing - last week it was record breaking temperatures; it was 100 degrees here and 110 by the seaside!!! ONE HUNDRED AND TEN by the ocean!!! It never is past 80 by the seaside. Now it's been milder but I still want it to be cooler for scarves and sweaters to come out of the musty old closet. *smile*

  5. This is so beautiful, my dear! I love your writing- keep on keeping on forever :-)

    p.s. I managed NOT to die today!

  6. I know, I love Autumn so much! It is my favourite season! :)

  7. Mmm, I do love autumn. It really is the best season. Lovely photos, Grace! The bokeh is splendid.


  8. Perfect pics for this season!

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  9. Perfect + oh-so-lovely, Grace.

    xx Acacia

  10. yes, i love being awake early in the morning while the sunrises. if only i could force myself out of bed early more often! (:

  11. beautiful, love. <3
    ps- sent your letter out today! the dude at the post office charged extra because it was thick... expect lots of neato goodies! (:

  12. Grace,
    I'm sooo happy I decided to skip on over to your blog today. Such lovely things were in store! Can't wait to see what else is coming up... Love the photos in this post (especially the last one)! October is my favorite month too and autumn is the best season!!!
    I love you & I hope to hear from you soon!

    P.S. Love the new blog design ;)