Monday, October 20, 2008

October Magic

“There is something in October sets the gypsy blood astir, We must rise and follow her; When from every hill of flame, She calls and calls each vagabond by name.” ~ William Bliss Carman

Isn't that a wonderful quote?! There is something magical and truly gypsy-like about October....makes it difficult to stay indoors and work! I usually manage to resist the impulse to play instead of work, but sometimes the day is just too crisp, the colors too brilliant, and my will too weak....Yesterday was one of those days.

So off we went, southeast, toward the Brandywine area - no real destination in mind, but we did want to see some fall color. Southeastern Pennsylvania never disappoints when it comes to autumn scenery. It's just incredible - so much so that I kept forgetting to take photos....Although I must admit I'm more the type to be IN the moment rather than feeling the need to document it. I did manage to snap this photo from a stop at the Chadds Ford Winery though:

If anyone is within striking distance, or inclined to order from their website, the Spiced Apple wine is absolutely incredible heated in the crockpot!

I also managed to snap a couple of other photos this week, a little closer to home...

A farm market, filled with autumn's bounty. Check out big guy in the barn window, hehe:

This was taken approaching a little one lane bridge I travel over on my way home from the supermarket. Notice the first frost on the ground at the right of the picture:

A view of local farmland, taken from the window of the Beetle:

Makes me understand what the poet meant. ;)

Today, it's back to work though, with several wicked cool projects in the works, including a mending box, a spice shelf (perfect for the winter pantry) and a couple of signs. I'm also working on commissions, and trying my best to be a better blogger!

Vanessa's Halloween Party has been soooooooo much fun, but I'm only through the letter "C" when it comes to blog-hopping - eeek! Good thing the party started early - it will take me until Halloween to peek at all the wonderful blogs out there. :)

On that note, I'd better get started on something, hehe....

Wishing everyone a *magical* October!

~ Carolee


Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Glad to see you took a well deserved break Carolee!! Have a great week.

wickedlady said...

Hi Carolee
CONGRATS on the article!!! I loved your descriptions of the places you visited and the pictures - my favorite is the one lane bridge. 2nd favorite is the farm land shot. It is so beautiful where you live! The farm stands are awesome too - AUTUMN RULES in PA!!!(and of course in NY and New England too!)