Thursday, September 01, 2011

The Autumn Leaves Are Falling

Morgan and I were out as usual this morning and I noticed that the oak leaves are starting to fall and are beginning to litter the areas I raked clear.

I collected three bunches of dried leaves to show some of their different colors. There are lots of dried green leaves along with the more expected fall colors. Our oak trees don't develop vibrant Fall colors. This is pretty much it.

I love Fall! I like the invigorating weather, the Fall colors and preparations for winter. I did clean the chicken coop, we do have the wood shed full and I have a new tarp ready to cover the chicken pen. I would like to collect some acorns this year if I can collect them before it rains on them and before the squirrels get to them.

Autumn Leaves is one of my favorite songs. I love Nat King Cole. I was living in Los Angeles when first there was news he was in the hospital, then the news was he was recovering, and then the terrible news that he had died.

Strange maybe, but living in LA, I got so used to living near celebrities and seeing them around that they became in a way extended family. Kind of like distant cousins that you know of but never write to or visit. I was very sad when he died. Miss him.

When I was growing up, I went to the movies every weekend and sometimes both Saturday and Sunday. I saw a lot of movies and shorts, listened to a lot of radio shows and because there were few people in my life celebrities became like those distant cousins.

Movie stars were like distant cousins I cared about, were happy for and sad for when things went wrong. But I was never a movie fan or read movie magazines or wrote fan letters. I was to content to know they were there and visit them in their productions.

I dearly loved going to movies. And the cartoons! The cartoons were the best in the 40'!

I wish I had grown up knowing and being close to my real cousins... sad really that I felt more connected to movie stars than any of my own family.

Someday... I thought, I'll write a book about my life! I thought that until I realized that everyone has a book they could write about their life. Maybe I will write a life history for a genealogy project. Maybe.


Carol@The Writers Porch said...

Oh Callie....just the thought of fall makes me so happy! It looks like fall here too but I'm afraid it's mostly because everything is dying from no rain. It has been high 60's for the last few mornings which has been perfect for morning coffee on the porch and there is a tropical disturbance in the Gulf so lots of rain should get here soon!
I love NKC too! Such a silky voice!
Have a great weekend! XO

LindaG said...

Enjoy your fall. It's still hot here. ;-)

Made In The South said...

Aww, I wish you would write a book.
It is still very hot here and we have a little storm coming visit for the weekend.
Stop by and visit my blog, you are one of my Fabulous Friday Four!
I love reading your blog,

Knatolee said...

Nice post!! My grandfather loved Nat King Cole, as did my mother.

Heathahlee said...

I'm hopping over from Melissa's blog and wanted to say hi!

I love fall, too! It's my favorite season, but we're still weeks away from the real thing. I live in Mississippi just south of Memphis, so we're still in the throes of summer. My oak tree has never changed colors either, except two years ago when the colors around here were particularly brilliant. My oak tree actually changed from green to pretty yellow before turning brown! I was so happy! : ) I actually had a pretty fall tree for once! : )

You have a sweet blog, and I am SURE your book would be well read!

Aunt Kristin said...

Your dog is BEAUTIFUL!!!!