9.22.10 Fall In Love

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illustrations by janice richter
It's here again: fall, the season of transition. It bridges the vast chasm between sultry summer and winter's austerity. Nature's gorgeous swan song, fall reaches a grand crescendo before its blazing colors are finally extinguished. The leaves have begun to turn, with bursts of ochre and russet punctuating the drive from country to city. I have always found this time of year especially poignant, for we are witnessing the demise of all that we saw come to life these past months. It is the natural order of things, and it is bittersweet. My dear friend, the talented illustrator and creative director Jan Richter, captures the intensity of fall's colors in these gorgeous illustrations of the season's glories.
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what gorgeous illustrations, especially love the black grapes, please pass along my compliments to the very talented ms. richter -- also love the new fall headers -- a fitting complement to this most favorite season!
stephanie on September 22, 2010 at 6:37 am —
Thanks for this post. It is hot here in the Hudson Valley of NY, but the text and the images touched a chord.
Ronnie on September 22, 2010 at 4:35 pm —
this made my morning--i always enjoyed working with both of you and thought you made a magical team. i can see that hasn't changed!
nikki on September 23, 2010 at 5:06 am —
Awww, Nikki! That is so sweet.
laura on September 23, 2010 at 5:11 am —
I am SO flattered to be featured on GFL. It is an honor to be a part of such a rich experience. I always look forward to the new seasons, especially fall - my fav! And Laura, you have captured the essence of autumn with exquisite sensory delights. Thank you all for the compliments. It is always a pleasure. And happy Autumnal Equinox!
Jan on September 23, 2010 at 6:10 am —
Luscious text. Sumptuous Images. Truly a magical combination. This creates a desire to transition and find the beauty in the change. Jan, you are awe-inspiring! Thank you for sharing.
Noreen on September 24, 2010 at 6:15 am —