Tuesday, November 17, 2009

my autumn beauty

autumn beauty, originally uploaded by jenniferlivolson.
another photo entered over at i {heart} faces ...

my autumn beauty.

there's this awesomeness in the spring and summer of living beneath a canopy of oak trees on a plot of land that was once a tree farm.

during the summer months, you can lie on your back completely enveloped in the shade that is provided in the middle of our backyard.

as summer fades into fall ... the acorns begin a serious game of dodgeball.
side note? did you know that you can make acorn pancakes? seriously. i've considered it as a side income in the midst of acorns falling on my head as i sat by a bonfire.

and then ... true autumn.
a time of great beauty watching the leaves tumble to the ground ... before the trees are left completely bare for the upcoming winter.
a recollection of childhood jumping into the monsterous piles of leaves ... before daddy carts them all away.
a moment when you can lie in the middle of the backyard and feel the sun upon your face ... before old man winter reduces your chances of lying in the middle of the backyard to virtually nothing.

this girly-girl of mine enjoys it ... every. single. time. doesn't it show?

see more autumn beauties ... here.


Sprite's Keeper said...

That, my friend? Is what perfection looks like.

amanda said...

love. it.

Schwabs said...

Looks like such fun!!

Jenny Bay said...

Cute picture! I like how you did it in black and white.

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow. This is one of my favorites so far! I totally feel the joy! I love the joy! : ) I love the editing too! Perfect editing for this picture. It feels like fall even without the colors!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous! I love the subtle hints of colour through the picture (in the leaves and the rim of her hat). It's just so full of joy, it makes me want to go jump into a pile of leaves, too! :D

Pamela said...

i did not lie to you.

Keely said...

You are so very talented.

Casey said...

That is the most perfect representation of autumn that I've ever seen.

No changing of the seasons here in FL, it's sad.