the season changes

September 19, 2014 |  Category:   life seasonal

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Glorious weather here in NY–the stuff that September dreams are made of. The last bits of summer linger with the plums and tomatoes still found at markets, but soon those will be gone too in favor of apples, gourds and pumpkins. The cycle of life, the cycle of seasons.

 

We’re wearing sweaters, light jackets and boots. I’ve given up on finding weather appropriate shoes for between seasons now that I no longer wear ballet flats. It’s either sandals or boots and nothing in between. The girls grew over the summer in ways you can’t notice if you are with them everyday. It was only when they slipped on pants and boots that were stored and put away for the summer that I was able to tell that everything was a few inches short and a size too small. M seems to have grown whole shoe sizes this summer and we were shocked to discover that her feet and my size 7’s are nearly identical in size. Even more shocking is that Miss C’s are only a tad smaller than ours. When did this happen? Seems like overnight.
 
When they come over to the couch for good night hugs, the weight of their bodies is a reminder that in time–maybe even in a few short years–I will be the smallest person in the house. Can you imagine? I’ve noticed now when I’m cleaning out my closets that I’ll save certain things for the girls rather than throw them into donation bags. And it’s already started. Gave the kid some earrings that I no longer wear, her first pair of dangling earrings made from small drops of jade green glass. Her excitement over them made me smile. The little things, right?
 

I’m trying to conjure up enthusiasm for my favorite season, but it’s a little harder this year, I’ll admit that. Maybe because it signifies that time is indeed passing and whatever state of suspension I’ve felt I was in for awhile is loosening its grip. Ready or not, the season is changing.
 
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  • Ana Bacelar September 19, 2014 at 5:19 am

    Jenna,
    I always read you but I never comment. Today I have to, because your thoughts are also my feelings these days and it made me smile, here in Portugal, where I live
    Thanks for sharing thoughts and images.

    • Jenna September 22, 2014 at 3:19 pm

      So good to hear from you – thank you for coming out of the woodwork and leaving a comment. xo

  • Hata Trbonja September 19, 2014 at 6:25 am

    The seasons are indeed changing.
    I am not ready for it either.
    The summer just zoomed by and now we are prepping for cold weather again.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hata

  • unha September 19, 2014 at 11:39 am

    woo. love the color on top photo.
    happy fall jenna.

    time passing seems so real/unreal when you have growing kids and aging parents.

  • Lakshmi September 19, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Isn’t that the best thing… that everything changes? 🙂

    We have gone through an intense summer here in Atlanta, and I have zero memory of anything but the searing heat. But miraculously now, it seems to be getting cooler, and I can actually imagine Fall, whereas a month or so ago, it would have seemed impossible.

    The seasons are a constant reminder of the wisdom in Nature, aren’t they?

  • Lakshmi September 19, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Simply allow yourself to feel whatever you do. In any case, it changes. Then why resist? That’s been my learning from the past year or so.

  • Christina September 19, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    What a gorgeous photo! You have an amazing eye.

  • Jocy September 19, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Hang in there, Jenna. The seasons are changing and as with so many things in life, all we can do is hold on for the ride.

  • Katharina September 20, 2014 at 4:24 am

    I feel the same about autumn signifying change. I live in the South of France and I swim everyday and I can feel that the water is getting colder and colder.

    http://www.dream-and-talk.com

  • brooklyntobrussels September 22, 2014 at 6:17 am

    What a beautiful photo! Like a supersaturated old Dutch still life.

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