Autumnal Equinox!

5:56 AM

Yes! Finally! It is here. Officially. Autumn!!!

Autumn's Glorious Colors
Captured in a Watercolor Leaf
I think someone might have forgotten to tell Mother Nature as our temps are still hitting the 90's everyday. However, there is slightly less humidity and every once in a while one of those sweet, caressing breezes that just makes you slow down and breathe a little deeper!

The solstice has always been a great time to check in with my muse and goals to see how I'm doing. I know I've been all over the board this year with my goals and as you all know, my muse has been keeping me quite busy. (Love that girl!) I see some really "interesting" stuff in the works. I'm not sure which way it might to turn out yet. I just know with all the energy building, something exciting is bound to come out of all of it! (I'll share more when I know more. Right now, the Universe is being rather cryptic.)

Tonight will also be a Harvest Moon—a full moon on the Solstice! So with that in mind, I'm wishing you a beautiful, moonlight-dancing, soul-inspiring solstice!

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16 Painted Thought(s)

  1. Gorgeous colors, Laure, and I love the way they flow together!

    I am SO ready for cooler weather, too, and feel those subtle changes around me as well.

    Isn't it wonderful to feel those stirrings of energy and creative forces gathering? I can't wait to see what comes...

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  2. That has got to be the most perfect leaf I've ever seen!

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  3. It is comforting to see these rich fall colors. Here it is so dry and hot that the leaves on the trees are shriveling up. Scary. I will look to the moon and think about you seeing the very same one this evening. Happy Autumn.

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  4. Lovely leaf!!!! Colors are beautiful, I love the Fall. The calendar says it is autumn but the temperatures scream summer!!!!!

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  5. Like you, I too am very excited about the advent of Autumn! Seems like this has been a very long summer.
    I love your leaf painting. Our leaves are still green and our temps are still in the low 90's.
    I'm looking forward to seeing what future projects you have planned.

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  6. Can't wait to see what you are planning. Today is actually windy and supposed to be cooler with a high of 84 degrees. That's cool for us but it'll start going up again tomorrow. I have to enjoy it when I get it though. I didn't realize the full moon was tonight. It was so bright last night I didn't need a light when I let the dogs outside!

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  7. ...beautiful leaf--love the colors. It's going to be 93 degrees here also. We haven't had a soaking rain since July 23rd--I think Mother Nature is on strike here!

    Looking forward to the beautiful moon tonight--and we might get some rain too! Happy Solstice to you!

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  8. GORGEOUS colors Laure!!! Truly autumnal.
    Thanks for your hugs and prayers.

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  9. How beautiful - I'm glad to see all the autumnal delights on the blogs at the moment. No changes like that here in Malaysia!

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  10. beautiful, Laure--I've seen some chilly temps on my trip, but yesterday, here in Cambridge MA was HOT! I'm ready for fall. Bring on more of these!

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  11. Wonderful painting and beautiful colors.

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  12. Thank you, Brigitte, for stopping by!

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  13. You've captured all the myriad of autumn colours in just one leaf. Beautiful!

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  14. What a great blog! I love your work. Every time I visit I see something new. Today I watched your video about painting a bird house! How fun is that... Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Thanks, Teresa!

    Gillian, leaves are my absolute favorite to try and render in the sketchbook!

    Thank you, Jacqueline!

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