Saturday, November 16, 2013

As night falls

Pulled up the driveway 
last evening just as
the last hour of daylight
was fading.

The leaves have fallen
and the winter cold 
will soon set in --
though we had record temps
here this weekend
following a little snowfall
on Monday.  

My seasonal 
"thick skin" 
has not yet formed
 so every chill in the air
seems to sink 
right to the bone.

Hoping you 
are somewhere warm
and enjoying the last week 
before Thanksgiving festivities 
start to kick in.

Have a lovely weekend.   :)


La Vie Quotidienne said...

So lovely!

Debra Oliver said...

beautiful photos, stay warm!!!!

Pamela Gordon said...

We had a lovely evening like that here tonight. The sunset was gorgeous and the lake was as smooth as glass reflecting it all. Then the full moon came up. It was 50 here today and will be 52 tomorrow and 60 with rain on Monday. I love it but it's not going to last. Hugs, Pam

Sarah said...

We've had a chilly week, but today warmed again. Your images are lovely, Alison.
Wishing you a delightful Thanksgiving with your children. ~ Sarah

Lynne said...

Lovely , mood filled photos . . . Time for us to put on a brave front to greet the cold winds and snowy days. Rosy cheeks will be the style . . .

Ricki Treleaven said...

Your autumn photos are so pretty. Stay warm, Alison! I enjoyed the Midwest Living so much. Your pretty home decorated for Christmas made me smile!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful Alison...enjoy the weekend!

Gail Peterson said...

Really beautiful...we have had really warm temps here in SOCAl, tonight theres a nip in the air here too! So excited for the Holidays!
Stay cozy!

Rebecca said...

What a beautiful time of day....but it comes too soon in the day, I find.

I haven't donned MY seasonal thick skin yet either (actually wondering if it's going to develop at all)! Since we don't have a fireplace of our own, I'm claiming a nearby Cracker Barrel's!

The Refeathered Roost said...

What a welcoming site to come home to on a winter's eve...beautiful pictures!

MarmePurl said...

A beacon of light that calls you home. Hope you have a lovely week as well.

The enchanted home said...

Such pretty pics, love twilight and like you I am still adjusting to the dip in temps....past 40 and it makes me long for summer all over again!

Divine Theatre said...

Full disclosure...I am still wearing flip-flops. I am not yet ready for the cold. It never bothers me but I am not ready to leave my gardens!
I found a lovely store in Crete, of all places. Like an oasis in the desert! We really, really need to get together before too long!



White Weathered Hutch said...

Beautiful Alison! Yes my skin is not ready for the cold yet but it is coming this week here.

Julie Marie said...

Hello Alison... your photos are so beautiful!... I am having a hard time bidding farewell to Autumn... but we are covered here in snow today... looking forward to the Frost Moon tonight though... xoxo Julie Marie

Dixie Delights said...

Gorgeous photos. Thanks for sharing!!

Babs Richman said...

Beautiful photos, Alison. Have a great weekend and stay warm.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

I loved your photos in this post. I spent a few days in sunny Florida last week and came back to 21 degree temps!

Karena Albert said...

Hi Alison,
Stay cozy! I love this time of year!

The Arts by Karena

therelishedroost said...

Love those images!!!

Karen said...

You captured the light beautifully. Your cupola looks so pretty with the light shining from it.
P.S. What's our favorites on the first topic for December?

Pura Vida said...

lights in the windows...calling us home and others to visit

Jann Olson said...

Love your plaids Alison! I am so excited for this theme!!!! I am doing my front porch in plaid. Hope to finish it tomorrow.

A Toile Tale said...

This is an absolutely beautiful post, Allison!
Linda @ A Toile Tale

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

How so incredibly beautiful and peaceful...