Friday Musings 1.5: Fall Mood Board

Girl with Leaf in Front of her Face Autumn Fall

Girl holding a fall pumpkin in the woods

Girl holding orange leaves

Yellow fall leaves

Girl holding yellow Autumn Leaf

Field of Pumpkins Georgetown KY

Bins of autumn squash at Evans Orchard Georgetown KY

Bins of fall squash at Evans Orchard Georgetown KY

October cornfield Nicholasville KY

Fall woodland exploration

red autumn leaves on the pavement

betty smith tomorrow will be better

The first day of fall was yesterday. I’ve been seeing the season slip into a new chapter for a few weeks now. The grass grows slower and therefore does not need its biweekly haircut. Acorns and branches are starting to gather onto the pavement on my morning moonlit walks, forcing us to stumble and feel a gush of cold breeze thrust upon our faces.

Autumn’s first kiss.

Truthfully, I am glad to say goodbye to Sister Summer. She is like a relative that you love, but has long overstayed her welcome. A friend better saved for long weekends and phone calls, but not really suitable for a roommate.

Autumn, however, is the friend that never stays long enough. She takes her time arriving… surely the trees strip from their gowns slowly thinking “she is coming, she is almost here.” Then the temperatures creep up the thermometer and, in truth, you know the train was yet again delayed. Autumn makes us wait for her arrival to the ball, then she leaves too soon.

Some years, it snows on Halloween and that makes me sad. I love autumn, but she whisked away by winter far too soon, every single year. Nonetheless, September first knocks on my foggy morning window and ever year I am filled with hope.

If you do not see me much in October, it will because I am gathering pinecones, making hot cider and teas, baking muffins, and gathering leaves and acorns from the carpet outside my house. Most importantly, I want to have my camera be merely an extension of my hand this fall season. As I look through these old pictures (some of which, perhaps you have seen), I am ready.

Even if the visit is short, I will capture it all.

Bloglovin. Instagram. Pinterest.

  • Oh, Liz, your writing is as beautiful as ever! Personifying Autumn as a long-arriving roommate is only amplifying my anticipation to meet her one day. I hope Autumn stays longer this year for you, and I hope you enjoy Autumn. I cannot wait to see your captures of the season. x


  • I love how you write! It’s beautiful! So glad I found your blog, I would love it if you came and checked mine out!
    x Kenzie //

  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    I absolutely love the romanticized concept of Autumn, but in reality, here in the UK it’s not much different from other seasons, which is a shame! It’s kind of just cold and grey, with A LOT of rain… I have yet to experience a pleasant Autumn, haha! Having said that, there is still something about it that I like. 🙂 Thanks for sharing these gorgeous photos, and I think your writing style is lovely and so poetic! 🙂 <3


  • Stunning photography! I’m so excited fall is here already, but we’re still in low 90’s here so I have yet to feel autumn’s first breath- to feel that crips, cool air. Can’t wait for it to be cool enough to open the windows in the house. Today I had the AC blasting all day long haha!

    Thirteen Thoughts

  • rae

    Really lovely photos – loving the fall vibes and these stunning colors 🙂

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  • Your writing is so so beautiful! I never thought of summer and fall as people, one who you want to leave and one you never stays quite long enough, but it is 100% the truth! Adore this!

  • Gorgeous mood board
    loving the fall vibes

    Lizzie | Takeoffs & Landings

  • I love when the seasons transition! They’re so beautiful! Love the changing leaves, pumpkins and gourds. I’m slowly decorating my home. It feels so good. Baking this time of year is such a joy.

  • This was beautifully written! I hope you get plenty of muffin-baking and leaf-gathering in 🙂 Autumn is definitely my favorite season, and you just put everything that I feel about it into words. These (amazing!) photos made me want to snuggle up in a blanket and drink hot apple cider. 🙂

    Julia ||