bittersweet


simply, i'm caught between the last bittersweet days of summer and the first few days of fall's crispness and coolness unfurling.


leaves
tumbling, tumbling 
in the wind
pushing, pushing 
through the breeze 
dancing, dancing, 
with the sun
falling, falling
like tears
trickling,
flickering
dropping,
into the
earth's cradling
 hold.
-acacia rachel

 it is good: fall's symphony of flushed, sun-kissed leaves crunching underfoot; mugs cupped and clasped in hands and woolly sweaters and scarves and hats draped tight between shivers; bonfires and wisps of smoke; ash lazily falling, dripping and dismounting on earth; new books to smell and cradle in hands and turning new, glossy pages; chills running down and through and up me as I take slow steps across deep yellows and reds and auburn leaves, a satisfying crisp crunch that follows each step; and sun flickering through the last of leaves on trees. it is good.  

when each season arrives, i'm totally and utterly ready for it. as of late, summer days have been lingering and i've been feeling a crisp, cool tangy nip in the air that reminds me of cinnamon and nutmeg and pumpkins and woolly apparel. the rain has been pattering and music has been playing. i'm not quite sure what this new season has in store for me; but nonetheless, i am ready for fall.  

are you?

xo

16 comments

  1. Sure am! ;) Lovely post, Acacia. The words that you used to describe fall are absolutely breath-taking. :)

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  2. Yes! I am so very ready for fall. Your beautiful words gave me a nostalgic feeling as I remembered past years in autumn. Autumn is my favorite season. I'm excited.

    Blessings!

    -Madi

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  3. these--THIS--is gorgeous, Acacia. I just love the emotion you express in your words and pictures. :) love it. xx

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  4. ps-oh, yes. Fall is my favorite season, and I'm ready. :))

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  5. this is gorgeousness. i love the picture of the piano, gah. you are amazing! and yes, i am ready for fall. (:

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  6. Thses photos are so gorgeous. love. what editing do you use?

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    1. aw, thanks!! :) I use Picasa to edit my photos and most often apply the 'Cinemascope' effect. You can see my FAQ page for more details about that if you'd like...

      Have a lovely day!

      -Acacia | capture life

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  7. This, this, this. I have no words, other than this is the melody to the coming season.

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  8. love this and the pictures! yes, I am so ready for fall!

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  9. these are beautiful!! i love the piano especially; it's a unique angle and of course i am a piano girl myself. ;) gorgeousity.

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  10. Acacia, these are beautiful--the words, the pictures, and the emotions. I want summer to stay, but fall will be a welcome friend. :)

    That piano is gorgeous--you and I seem a lot a like from what you blog about. :)

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  11. I've just come across your blog, Acacia. The photos are lovely and your name is so beautiful -- as I'm sure you've been told before. This is a lovely summary to summer.

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  12. Oh goodness. Your pictures are just so beautiful. And yes, I'm so so ready for fall. :)

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  13. Your pictures + editing style are just amazing and your words are just lovely. x

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  14. Lovely words, and gorgeous pictures.


    .. I am not ready for fall. I'm just not.

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  15. Oh neat! I use picasa for all my photos too...though lately I've haven't really messed with them. Cross process and cinema scope are the ones I use most often.
    I really like the second duck picture, near the bottom of the picture it almost looks like the ducks might be swimming in a starry sky. =D

    ~Jenny

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