a quiet sunday

on this rainy Sunday

“Use what you have, use what the world gives you. Use the first day of fall: bright flame before winter’s deadness; harvest; orange, gold, amber; cool nights and the smell of fire. Our tree-lined streets are set ablaze, our kitchens filled with the smells of nostalgia: apples bubbling into sauce, roasting squash, cinnamon, nutmeg, cider, warmth itself. The leaves as they spark into wild color just before they die are the world’s oldest performance art, and everything we see is celebrating one last violently hued hurrah before the black and white silence of winter.”
~ Shauna Niequist

a rainy ending
a pot of tomato bisque soup on the stove
the Sunday paper is strewn about the family room
woolens are slowly making their way out of storage…

I’m relaxed and caught up on my projects
And ready to start a new week

28 Comments on “a quiet sunday

  1. Such a beautiful yet simple way to welcome Fall. I love the photograph and your blog banner is so colorful. Sounds like you are having a peaceful wonderful day and that tomato bisque sounds yummy. All caught up on projects? Wow, if only… 🙂

    • Thanks Janell! As I commented above, maybe “all caught up” was a bad choice of words…it’s more that there’s a lull at the moment and I’m taking full advantage of it! Enjoy your week!

  2. Hard to imagine that Fall is almost year. What brilliant prose you have to describe the season. I’m with you, finally caught up on projects and ready for a new week to enjoy.

    • Isn’t that a great fall quote?! Such a nice feeling to be caught up! Hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

    • Thanks so much! That’s actually from last year. I need to get out to a pumpkin patch soon and take some new shots.

  3. Excellent image (were we both concentrating on colorful leaves?) I didn’t know anyone ever caught up on projects. How does one DO that? 😉

    • I have a leaf fetish lately and your images are extraordinary! As for finishing my projects, maybe that was a poor choice of words…let’s just say that there is a lull at this point, a little break before I dive back in again!

  4. Autumn is such a lovely season, a bit like Spring, the in-between seasons – I like those transforming months. And your quote here with your very Autumn gold leaf really does sum up this season perfectly! 🙂

    • I hope I’m not going to bore people with all my leaf peepin’ photos…I’m a bit obsessed this year!

  5. What a wonderful quote this is, Susan, and your photograph is so beautiful.

    Soup is starting to sound pretty good around here also. I think the storm we had this afternoon pushed summer out the door, and ushered in autumn.

    • We are getting those storms now, bringing in some colder air. I need to search for some new soup recipes to get me through the fall and winter! Thanks Lisa and have a great week!

  6. It sounds like the perfect rainy Sunday. I love how the rain brings out the leaf colors. We went up to Rockport for the weekend and so finally got to see some of those colors. That’s a great quote for fall – it makes me want to just sit by a fire with spiced apple cider simmering in the background.

    • Thanks Sheila, it was a nice day. How nice you got to Rockport, one of my favorite places..beautiful at all times of year!

  7. Wow, what a glorious image of a leaf against the weathered wood. I love the quote too. Use what you have is one of my mottos — and it has stood me in good stead over the years and even more so now. A soup is constantly on my stove at this time of year…all different vegetable ones…so warm and comforting and real…

    • That quote means more to me now than ever…now that I’ve gotten to a certain age! I’m a big soup lover too, all fall and winter! Thanks Sherry!

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