if this is autumn, i’ll take it…..

if this is autumn, i'll take it

 

if this is autumn, i'll take it

 

if this is autumn, i'll take it

 

if this is autumn, i'll take it

 

if this is autumn, i'll take it

 

if this is autumn, i'll take it

 

Yesterday we rose in the wee early hours to bring Joe's brother & sister-in-law to the airport. You know it's been a good visit when they leave far before you're ready to say goodbye.

These last few days were so full of coffee and laughter and wine and site seeing and more laughter. It was all just so very good. I'm so grateful to have had this time to visit and connect with them, to see bits of history unfold between two brothers, to see us all making memories together. Living far away from family, we don't see them nearly enough and having two visits in one year feels pretty luxurious.

On our last day we wandered through a tiny bit of nature. Finding treasures. Soaking in bits of this season that Louisiana calls Autumn. The sun was bright and warm overhead, the swamp a sea of wildflowers, and our footsteps softly crunched on brown oak leaves scattered along the trail. But here and there, if you really looked, a flash of red or a bit of orange could be found.

I walked along searching for any hint of fall color.

Yes, if this is autumn… I'll take it.

 

11 thoughts on “if this is autumn, i’ll take it…..

  1. Definitely autumn…and love the apple snail shell (at least that is what I think it is)!
    The yellow wildflowers are Bidens laevis likely if they were anywhere near water. We had a ton of them around here a few weeks ago. They have petered out now.

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  2. Yeah! You answered two questions we had written down to investigate πŸ™‚ Thank you! The water in the bayou around these parts is super, super low this fall. Where water usually is, instead flowers are. It's beautiful…. but I hope we get some rain soon. And the snail?! We were so stoked to have found it. Amazing little creature! We set him beside the water in damp earth after we gently looked at him…. there still appeared to be a live creature within!

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  3. Living in southeast Louisiana as well, I know what you mean with the “autumn” we have. I go to school at UL Lafayette, and even this much farther north and west, there’s some semblance of seasonal change here. At home, the only real difference is that the leaves on the pecan trees are falling and the citrus is ripening.

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  4. I looooove Lafayette πŸ™‚ It's my favorite LA city. The bits of color are worth the searching….. but I do hope next autumn I am somewhere with cold & lots of color. We'll see…..

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  5. That is exactly what I tell myself. I just need to look to find the autumn I miss…. and who knows where next fall will have my family adventuring & calling home. I can't wait to find out!

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  6. That sounds a whole lot like us right now. We are living up the cool mornings at 65 degrees. The only hint of fall color is the boxes of leaves we were sent! πŸ™‚ Though a cold front is moving in so we’ll see…

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