Tuesday, September 14, 2010

black and white Wednesday - a welcome change

Delicious autumn!
 My very soul is wedded to it,
and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.

~ George Eliot

grace fence 2

The first signs were subtle...the sun sitting lower in the sky.
And the light, there's something about it in late Summer/early Autumn,
it's different, more of an amber color.
We've had much cooler day and night time temps for the last few weeks.
Over the weekend I saw the first leaves changing color at the top of a few trees.
Vibrant orange and russet.

grace fence 1

It may not be Autumn officially on the calendar,
but it's arriving in southern Wisconsin.
And now it's become much more obvious...
when we can find pumpkins.

grace sitting trailer WM

I never tire of them.
It's the shape, form and color.
The funny looking bumpy ones, smooth ones, orange, green, white..
I love them all.
Orange is not a color that looks good on me as far as clothing, but I love seeing it.
It makes me happy!

pumpkins WM

I've been blogging now for a little over 3 years,
and every Fall I write about how it is my very favorite season.
So I look forward to posting many more images that capture this season of
glorious change and harvest.

grace sitting pumpk WM
(Color images all processed with Florabella's Ambrosia action).

I took these over the weekend, when Grace and I went out scouting locations
for me to take pictures of clients.
I got lost out in the countryside(which is easy to do here with the many small back roads).
We stopped to turn around, and I took the pictures (above) of Grace on the fence.
On the way home we came upon a roadside stand with pumpkins.
After spending about 20 minutes looking at the great variety
(there were so many types and kinds I didn't capture),
we bought 2 large ones for our front porch.
Grace picked out a few mini-pumpkins for Will and herself.
Next time we'll be back with Will and Daddy.

grace blw pumpkins WM
(Processed with Florabella's Bl/W Rich Vintage action).

It's black and white Wednesday again, please go over to Lisa's blog,
The Long Road to China to see many more images.

And Happy Wednesday,
I hope you're enjoying the early Fall. :)

the long road

20 kind words:

Just Bits and Pieces said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous!!! I love the beautiful colors of fall as well....

Laurie said...

Is it Audrey Hepburn? Is that who Grace reminds me of... she has such an old soul look to her. Wise beyond her years and so serious yet so silly at times too. And the way she can pull off any fashion statement- it's just crazy beautiful!

Wanda said...

Gail, though orange in not my color, your images and description of the color orange and all it means to you makes me (almost) love it! I can really appreciate it through your eyes.

These images are wonderful - Grace is stunning as alwyas and what a great location for future shoots. Have fun with those.

And like you - I'm enjoying those cool breezes. Have a great week, my friend!!

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Melanie said...

LOVE this pictures. Grace is GORGEOUS =)

Karen said...

...these photos are a delight-love the pumpkins/textures and your Grace-so lovely, as always~

Love Letters To China said...

I'm living vicariously through you. How I long for those days you describe. Somehow I believe I was meant to live in the type of town you describe. :-) Maybe on day...

Your photos are amazing! I love the color orange and you have portrayed it wonderfully. Grace looks so beautiful.

Can't wait to see what's to come when you get your other little darling in the autumn pics.

Happy Wednesday to you!


PS... I need to get your address so I can mail those leggings to you.

redmaryjanes said...

Beautiful! Welcome Fall!

Pix-Ology said...

Wow, these pictures are amazing, love the colors and the B & W too!

Life with Kaishon said...

She is so beautiful Gail! I LOVE her skirt. And her pretty eyes. And her diminutive smile. Just a treasure : )

Kayce said...

What a fun place to get lost at and with a cute companion!! :) We are usually getting our late summer right now but this year we are getting an early fall as well. I am loving the pumpkin spice lattes though! :)

Denise said...

I just love your photography Gail! I too love Fall and can't wait to start seeing pumpkins and fall colors!

China Dreams said...

Oh, yeah, I just love this time of year too. When the day and night temps differ by 30º or more, it doesn't matter what season the calendar says you're in!

Donna said...

Grace has strikingly beautiful features! I love the black and white but really was wowed by the gorgeous colors!

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Ellie said...

how lovely! Grace as always is simply gorgeous - a timeless sort of beauty!

The pumpkins photos is super (is that a fargo word or a wisconsin word? I was born in Milwaukee and spent my childhood in Rhinelander and Lake Mills - my husband is from Cottage Grove :)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

OH WOW.......these pictures SCREAM FALL and I LOVE IT! Grace looks BEAUTIFUL sitting amongst the sea of pumpkins:)

This is my favorite season too and I get so excited at the thought of our first visit to the pumpkin patch. We are heading to the apple orchard next weekend with some friends and plan to do some apple picking. I might have to whip out a few of those apple cakes. Remember that recipe from last year? YUMMMO!

The blog looks FABULOUS!! I knew you would be thrilled with Rita.....she ROCKS!



Jboo said...

Oh my -- gorgeous photos!! Love fall too -- it's what comes after fall that I am not so fond of! :)

Miss Grace looks beautiful and love your colorful and B&W photos!


Faith Hope Love Photography said...

WOW...she is just beautiful and stunning. What a great model to have!! I agree that this is so fall...I was just thinking yesterday I need to find myself a straw bale and some pumpkins for a backdrop!

Kim said...

As always..
Grace takes my breath away every time..
sooo pretty.
thanks for making me smile..

Laura L. said...

Very nice photos. I especially love that 1st one. It should be in a magazine you know. :)
Aren't pumpkins wonderful? So cheery, and one of my favorite things about fall.

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