The ‘Best Bits’ series is mainly a journal of everyday life at home & around the Willamette Valley. This series will be predominately image based and meant to give you a little peek into my daily life.
The season is changing. Autumn is slowly transitioning into Winter, and what is, is slowly becoming what was.
There is a bittersweet bite to that – and all too often I find myself looking back and longing for what was: big plump blueberries from my favorite blueberry farmer, sunshine that burns the skin when I fall asleep in my outdoor lounge chair, the smell of fresh cut grass on a soft breeze (and most likely a stray whiff of dog poop), and juicy tomatoes sliced with herbaceous basil plucked from the garden. Summer is such a damn romantic -and I love her with every inch of me.
I have to remind myself, almost daily, to look forward and expect the best that each day has to offer. I’m reminding myself of that a lot lately. But whether trudging forwards or glancing backwards, this life is always magical and lovely and touching and hilarious and sad and happy and awkward. And there is always love. Always.
So while the wet cold of an Oregon autumn bombards my insulted toes who demand socks, while I wear this grey Sedona hoodie almost (read:always) daily like a uniform, and while the pellet stoves rumbles with warmth, the changing seasons offer comfort in their very nature: they keep moving forward. And each season, in your life and in time, presents each of us with the opportunity to paint it whatever color we like.
And soon, there she’ll be again, in all her glory: summer.
November is here and now, though – so let’s let her have a shot, eh?
Some of my favorite Autumn “essentials”: