Please Don't Go Fall

This morning I woke up to ice on my window for the first time this fall…winter is on the way. I’m not sure if I’m ready for it, I really want to hang on to fall. I love everything about it, it's my favorite time of year (specifically the first two weeks of October in Northern California, perhaps I should do a write up on that another time). In brief, I love the weather, the food and the gorgeous leaves in orange, red and yellow hues.

This fall I moved into a new place and started a routine, heading into my backyard first thing in the morning with a cup of coffee and a camera. The goal is to enjoy nature and some silence before the hustle bustle of the day begins. I discovered very quickly that when you calm down, relax and pay attention, there is a lot happening.

I hung a hummingbird feeder and within 45 minutes the birds started to swoop in for food…amazing. Next the resident squirrel scurried across my back fence in a frenzy collecting acorns, back and forth. I now know that he comes during specific times of the day like clockwork. I was able to snap this photo and capture this simple fall moment. I love it. Cheers to holding on to fall.