Day 9 of 31 // A Fall Picnic
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
I must admit, doing a series focusing on the art in everyday life is waaaaay easier for me to do in the beautiful month of October, versus say...March. No offense to March, but typically in Pennsylvania it brings a lot of gray skies and lingering bitter temperatures after what always proves to be a long hard winter. By that point in the year, sunshine and warmth are the cries of my heart.
But October just speaks my language. It's not too hot, and not too cold. I get to break out my cute fall clothes and boots. My crockpot makes a return along with all the associated fall recipes. And everywhere I look, I see nature putting on a show.
So in order to put ourselves right smack in the middle of the show, we had a front yard picnic! Perhaps it's because I love being outdoors in the fresh air. Perhaps it's because the kids think it's special and different. Or perhaps, it's because I don't have to clean up crumbs afterwards. Either way, we have picnics often.
Picture this... my Hokies quilt that just happen to be in Fall colors. Bonus! A pile of books, a strong warm breeze making the most beautiful rustling sound from the forty-foot trees swaying high above us, leaves twirling and fluttering down all around, and the smell of a good rain about to sail through.
There is such artistry in the changing of the seasons. It's never more obvious than October.
This post is part of a series I'm writing for the month of October entitled "31 Days of Seeing the Art in Everyday Life." See all other posts in this series by clicking here.