My parents left to return to England on Sunday after their three week stay with us in Chicago. Just as the colder, rainy weather began to move in, making the days dark and our nights spent listening to the pitter-patter of icy rain against the apartment windows. Mikey and I have been spending our week indoors, wearing cozy socks and catching up on some forgotten books from our bookshelves. Watching through the windows as the wind blows the newly-changed red leaves from the outside walls of our apartment building down into the courtyard below.
There’s something about the colour orange that I love, especially this time of year. It’s warm and comforting, bright enough that you can get lost in it entirely and forget all about the cold wind howling outside. An orange sweater makes me feel as though I’m all wrapped up in a warm glow, orange books on the table beside my chair are inviting me to sit with a warm cup of tea and read a while. The pumpkin that my parents bought for Mikey while they were here looks just like a Cinderella pumpkin as it sits waiting to be carved. It seems almost a shame to carve it.
In case you missed it, Alicia, Kristi and I shared a few of our favourites from the theme yellow yesterday, we’d love it if you’d take a look!
I’m teaming up with the lovely and talented Kristi of Live and Love Out Loud and Alicia of Project Alicia for the Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge – a colorfully inspiring autumn photography challenge aimed at capturing the beautiful shades of autumn.
Just a few details:
All are welcome regardless of experience, time commitment and whether or not you’re experiencing fall at the moment.
Simply share your favorite images inspired by the autumn shade of the week each Friday and grab our button while you’re at it.
The linky will remain open from 12:01am CST Friday – 11:59pm CST Wednesday. Link directly to your Shades of Autumn blog post or Flickr photo. Feel free to share your photos in our Shades of Autumn Flickr Group as well and don’t forget to follow our Shades of Autumn Pinterest board if you haven’t already!
Next week’s theme will be red. For a complete list of upcoming themes, head on over to the Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge page. I’m so looking forward to seeing what you all come up with this week!