Posted by: christinelaennec | October 4, 2010


The word “fall” (for autumn) is one of those American things I can’t do without.

Aberdeen in the fall

I love the soft sound of the word, which in my mind is a very different word from the kind of fall that brings you crashing to the ground.  Fall the season reminds me of the fall of a soft fabric, of letting go and falling into a soft featherbed.

Brilliant blueberry bushes in late afternoon sun, October 3rd 2010.

And then of course there are fall colors.  That’s a much more satisfying expression than “autumn colours” to me.  And here in Aberdeen we are seeing some fall color.  We don’t have the eye-popping kind of fall colors that you get in New England, for example, except that I think our blueberry bushes come pretty close.  In the late afternoon light their colours were singing.



  1. Beautiful photographs – I love the blueberry leaves, very pretty. Must be something in the air today, you, Heike and I all blogging about leaves and Autumn/Fall.

  2. Ohhh I love the colors of fall !!!

    PS I have a give away on my blog 🙂

    • Carin, your stitching blog is really interesting. (Readers: Carin is doing a draw for 5 Halloween cross-stitch designs. If interested, go to before 20th October.) I’m intrigued to know about The Amish Circle Quilt book. I’m really interested in the Old Order religions as well. There was a programme on Channel 4 here in Britain about a group of Amish teenagers who came to visit. I was thinking of writing a bit about that at some point.

      Since you’re a pagan, soon it will be time to wish you a Happy Samhain! Hmm – another idea for a post?

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