Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Fall

Jonathan pulling out all his charm

Rosalie's cheesy grin that erupts anytime she sees a camera.

Now ... for the original intent of this post. I have always loved the Fall. I love the way it smells, the beautiful colors, the back and forth of cold and warm weather, and the start of a new school year. (many years ago ... it was me going to school both as a student and then as a teacher. Now, I love the start of a new school year with my children)
This year has been different for me, though. This fall has been even more beautiful than I can remember it being in years past. I am struck by the beauty every time I drive through the country side to get to town. (It's not a short drive)
This year the fall has brought me a sense of belonging. As I see the beauty that is right outside my doorway ... it feels as though it belongs to me. North Carolina is no longer just a place that we live. North Carolina is now home. I never dreamed that it would ever feel like home.
I love the North Carolina fall. This year ... it feels like it is mine.


  1. I love the fall too, Larissa, and agree that it has been one of the most beautiful! And I'm so glad that it now feels like home to you! Yay!

  2. So glad you can now call NC HOME! :0)

  3. We too are looking at Fall in a whole new way this year...just grateful, not taking anything for granted, and so very happy to be in our home! Ernie and I can't remember a year where we thought the leaves were more beautiful. Is that the case, or are we looking at it with different eyes now?

  4. I am not really sure, Linda. Maybe it's a little of both! :)

  5. Larissa,
    I am so happy that you finally feel at home. Your house is so cute and I like that you even have some trees for the boys to climb/play under.
    If you ever want to see a new england Fall, you know that you guys are welcome here. We also had an amazing fall this year and I'm a liitle dissapointed I was not able to get out and get pictures.