Autumn Chill

Somehow the rain and gloom got to me yesterday. I realize this sounds ridiculous, given where I lived for the past seven years, but the abrupt shift from the sunny 80-degree weekend to to windy and gray rain (and about 18 hours of it at that) left me feeling a bit bummed. My mood was only boosted by the fact that I scrambled into the passenger side of my car to avoid drenching my feet in the 6-inch deep puddle I parked in at the library–I am sure anyone watching thought I was off my rocker, but perhaps they needed a little entertainment anyway! πŸ™‚ Today the sun is at least out a bit, even if it’s still chilly.

Of course, the beautiful thing about fall (okay, who am I kidding, one of the many beautiful things about fall) is that I get to wear my sweaters and scarves and boots, which have been languishing in my closet, well…since we moved here from Oakland in August. I always had this sweater dress in mind for the button belt I just finished making, and I added my favorite yellow tights and these sweet riding boots I got from a kind soul in my department.

The scarf is a treasured possession of mine. I bought it in Sarajevo so that I could cover my head and visit a few mosques there, but I wore it almost every day. It reminds me of strong coffee, gorgeous hills, the palpable presence of (often tragic) history, and the sonorous call to prayer. Sarajevo is certainly one of the most amazing places I’ve ever visited.

The giant yellow shell earrings were acquired at my favorite jewelry shop in Memphis, and they always make me think of my mom. πŸ˜‰ These photos are kind of yukky with fill-flash, but it was the best I could do on short notice. My sweet husband is in meetings all day today, but hopefully we can get some nice outdoor shots over the weekend, since it’s supposed to be in the 80s again. πŸ˜‰

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