The orange light of autumn is the best light for naps

October 16, 2012

I’ve decided that there’s something magical about orange light.
Just ask Isla…when she wakes up.

Somehow, when sunlight filters thru autumn leaves it gets that orange quality which lulls you to sleep.

Maybe it’s just my fancy, but I really believe it’s different.

Calming, sleepy, serene, quiet.

Shhh, you know you want to close your eyes too. ๐Ÿ™‚

Finally got a quiet moment to write some poetry inspired by the rain and last Sunday's Whirl!
Nice surprises all round and a little tear in the fabric

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24 Comments

  • Reply Linda G Hatton October 16, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    What lovely photos. And you are so right about wanting to close my eyes now. You have a way with capturing serenity in your photos.

    • Reply Veronica October 17, 2012 at 4:48 am

      Thank you Linda. I love that word “serenity”. Always been in love with the royal title of Princess Grace…Her Serene Highness.

  • Reply Mariya Koleva October 17, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Yes, I want to close my eyes to it! And I completely agree with you. Autumnal orangeness does give something special.

    • Reply Veronica October 17, 2012 at 4:45 am

      I know Mariya, I can’t put the camera down! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Sabra Bowers October 17, 2012 at 1:21 am

    Another beautiful piece in words and pictures. I love autumn light from the first rays to the last. Who is the sleeping Isla? Love her name.

    • Reply Veronica October 17, 2012 at 4:44 am

      Thank you Sabra. Isla is my daughter Kerstin’s second child. I love her name too, Isla Violet Gray. (Violets are Kerstie’s favorite flowers)

  • Reply Emily McGee October 17, 2012 at 4:48 am

    Mmm, I love naps. I’ve never thought about how much light can create the perfect ambiance for sleeping. Your photos really highlight it!

    • Reply Veronica October 17, 2012 at 4:53 am

      Thank you Emily. Can you take naps? Only I’m pretty useless at it. Have to be absolutely shattered before I can nod off. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Lara Britt October 17, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Love naps and love fall…the downside of living in Paradise. I would love to beam over for some frost on the pumpkin and warm apple cider.

    • Reply Veronica October 18, 2012 at 6:07 am

      Lori, I’ll send some mail as a care package! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Jennifer Chow October 17, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Love the napping baby picture, especially the glimmer of light on her hand. I feel like I just soaked in some nature by seeing your beautiful photos. Thanks!

    • Reply Veronica October 18, 2012 at 6:06 am

      Thank you Jennifer, so very nice of you to stop by. Our little Isla is such a target for my camera right now. Can’t stop photographing her. ๐Ÿ™‚ On my way over to check out your blog now; haven’t been there lately…very naughty of me.

  • Reply Sara V October 17, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Oh definitely, naps–bake cookies, bread, make tea, That’s all in my imagination though, Florida is way too green and warm for any of that…

    • Reply Veronica October 18, 2012 at 6:03 am

      Sara, it must be lovely to have warm and beach all year long. I’ve only been to Miami so have a very limited idea of what Florida looks like. Hope you get to New England or someplace like that sometimes. That’s what I’d love to do. Move to Montreal…to the Laurentians…for September/October to watch the leaves turn and paint and photograph and write my heart out and then get out of there before the -30 winter comes. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply joyweesemoll October 17, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Pretty colors. We’re getting nice color around here, too. And, I’m about to head south to extend the season a little longer. Everyone thought the drought would kill the fall color, but we are all pleasantly surprised to be wrong.

    • Reply Veronica October 18, 2012 at 6:00 am

      How nice Joy, you get more summer. I hope you take loads of photos and post them on your lovely blog.

  • Reply Vicki October 18, 2012 at 6:54 am

    Veronica –
    I just recieved your comment on my blog and you asked me some questions about a fellow blogger — I would love to answer your questions– can you send me a private email? My email address is on my blog.
    (I tried to email you back but your blogger profile is set to NO REPLY — you might want to consider adding your email address to your profile ๐Ÿ™‚

    Vicki

    • Reply Veronica October 18, 2012 at 7:11 am

      Thanks Vicki. Oh the bugs!!! I’ll send you an email and fix the problem here. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Kim Van Sickler October 18, 2012 at 8:41 am

    Yes, I want to curl up on my hammock, with a blankie wrapped around me, and something to read until I doze off, and when I awaken, some of those colored leaves will have worked their way off the trees and onto me.

    • Reply Veronica October 18, 2012 at 9:16 am

      Me too Kim, as soon as I get all the work out of the way…which might be…um…next Febuary! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply patriciaddrury October 20, 2012 at 6:20 am

    makes me want to take a nap zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    • Reply Veronica October 20, 2012 at 7:23 am

      I know Patricia, me too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply eof737 October 25, 2012 at 12:31 am

    How adorable…

    • Reply Veronica October 25, 2012 at 11:10 am

      Elizabeth, I just can’t stop taking photos of her! ๐Ÿ™‚

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