Fall in the northwest is one of my favorite times of year. There's this wonderful in-between-ness to it, a different quality to the slant of the light, the smell of decay and crispness in the air. It's a time of shorter days, first rains, fires in the wood stove, mushroom hunting, and salmon.
We had an especially glorious October this year full of perfect blue sky days and I've finally been feeling well enough to take advantage of it (!) Unexpected visits from friends, beach time with a certain sweet little one, chanterelles, and a harvest festival were just a few highlights of the last couple months. Not to mention work - LOTS of work. The few months leading up to the holidays is by far my busiest time of year so if you need me I'll be at my jewelry desk working away like one of Santas' elves.
I don't want to give the impression that it's all roses and unicorns over here either. I've had my share of struggles and hard days in the past couple of months. I feel like I have so much to learn about myself still, and some of that learning is painful and hard to face. Still, I try to remember that it's all just part of this beautiful, crazy thing we call life and I try to take the bad with the good.
I hope fall has brought positive changes into your life and that you are happy and healthy.