Fall is a beautiful time of year. I love the fall and those gently falling leaves on the soon to be barren trees. It also heralds the coming holiday season in such a magical and beautiful way. The mountains where I live are now showing their fall colors and I couldn’t help but create some drawings of nature’s gifts to us at this amazing time of year.

So, here are my thoughts.

Gently Falling Leaves

by Susan Cooper

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A fall day is a precious gift,

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The soft rustling of leaves and water the gently gurgling of a creek are Mother-nature’s ever present music.

Can you hear it?

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Fall creatures take a moment to enjoy the beauty of Mother-nature’s many gifts.

Do we?

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Nature’s creatures ready for winter. It part of natures’ plan.

We must do the same.

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The fleeting beauty of a gorgeous fall tree is not missed by Mother-nature’s creatures.

We only need to take a moment to breath in, see and hear the beauty that surrounds us.

Will we?

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May your fall be wrapped in the love of your family,

The warm of your friends and all that makes you happy.

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What is your favorite part of the fall season?  Do you take the time to enjoy the surrounding beauty?  I would love to hear your thoughts about this or any time of year that resonates with you. :-)

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  • Bethany Thomas

    So darling! Thanks for reminding me how beautiful the season is. I look outside my office and only see evergreen trees with no color. Your illustrations are charming and beautiful.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Beth, I am so happy I was able to give a glimpse into a fall day. :-)

  • Anonymous

    I really enjoy your drawing. They bring warmth to my heart. Thank-you.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi, Your comment warms MY heart. :-)

  • shirla6960

    This is my ABSOLUTE favorite season!!! It's funny how ones perception of a given situation, or in this scenario, season can have such an impact. Over the years, whenever I've found myself sharing with others how much I love the changing leaves there has been a staggering amount of feedback denoting the fact of death and dying; hence, no more green…Goodness, I can only say, "I pray when I'm in my autumn season that I, too, go as vibrant as the season." (Another fantastic job, Susan)

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Shirla, I agree with you. That is my hope as well. :-)

  • Rogene

    Beautiful!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Rogene, Thank you. :-)

  • Kim

    My favorite part of fall is that I can finally turn my oven on again, something I don’t want to do in the heat of the summer. Then I can bake up some goodies!!!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Kim, I so get that. This is time that apple pies and all the wonderful fall goodies can be enjoyed in full measure. :-)

  • Gina

    My favorite part about fall is going for a mountain bike ride when all the colors are out. It is absolutely the best way to see them- at high speed and just surrounded by them. BTW, my favorite tree that you drew is the small yellow one in the top left corner of the second main picture- very creative mixture of shapes and colors.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Gina, That sounds like allot of fun. I love the Aspens too, especially when you have a chance to see a grove of them in their fall splendor. They are breathtaking, aren’t they? :-)

  • http://joannerambling.wordpress.com/ Jo-Anne

    Love the pictures and love the story, we are having some pretty mixed up weather at the moment one day it is stinking hot then the next it was bloody cold again………

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Jo-Ann, I ‘m happy you enjoyed the drawings. Your weather would be very confusing. It would be hard to figure out what to wear… LOL :-)

  • http://www.patricia-weber.com Patricia Weber

    Hmmm. I do prefer spring although I can say what I love about fall is the patches of the warm weather we get. Makes it feel like summer without the humidity where we live. So now Susan, come spring I’m counting on your lovely drawings with a – spring story!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Patrica, For me, each season has it own beauty. I will make a special point of creating a spring selection of drawing just for you. :-)))

  • http://twitter.com/geekgirlusa Cheryl Therrien

    Fall is lovely until the leaves fall. So I would say the colors of the leaves is/are my favorite thing.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Cheryl, That is the same for me. It seems like a minute and then they’re gone. But I do love them when the trees show their colors. :-)

  • Bethany Lee

    My favorite part of the fall season is the crisp cool air. It feels so refreshing as long as it’s not rainy and cloudy. :-) It’s one of my favorite times all year round.
    I like the drawings and your reminder to us to soak in the beauty, not just in the sights, but in the sounds and smells too. :-)

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Bethany, I love fall for all the reasons you mention, minus the rain. :-) Thank you, its hard to take a moment to do that, isn’t it? The rewards for doing so are so worth it when we do. :-)

  • Bethany Lee

    My favorite part of the fall season is the crisp cool air. It feels so refreshing as long as it’s not rainy and cloudy. :-) It’s one of my favorite times all year round.
    I like the drawings and your reminder to us to soak in the beauty, not just in the sights, but in the sounds and smells too. :-)

  • Elizabeth Scott

    I am always in awe of your art work. The beautiful colors remind me of my recent visit to New York. The vibrant colors were amazing. I could almost imagine the trees on fire, that is how vibrant the colors were. This is a beautiful story!!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Elizabeth, Thank you for the compliment. It was so very nice of you to say. New York in the fall is a beautiful thing to see. I am happy that you had a chance to see it. :-)

  • http://www.bindu.ca/ Bindhurani

    I tweeted and shared on Facebook Susan. Your blog is a great read.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Ah Bindhu, Thank you so much for sharing this. That means a lot to me. :-)

  • Adrienne Jones

    I love the leaves in that first little illustration. That, and cool weather, are definitely my favorite parts of fall.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Adrienne, That you so much for your very kind words. Fall is indeed a special time. Enjoy. :-)

  • Claire Cappetta

    I usually love Fall but this year… not so much! lol Our leaves were washed away! ;-)

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Claire, I am so sorry for the terrible ordeal (Hurricane Sandy) that you have recently gone through and hope that all will return to some normalcy very soon. Warm fall wishes to you my friend. :-)

  • Lubna

    We don’t exactly have a fall season here, but since you wrote and illustrated it so beautifully, I can understand the sentiments. I love the line, warmth of friends.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Lubna, Thank you. it pleases me that I am able to convey that in my humble drawings. :-)

  • http://twitter.com/m4bmarketing Susan Oakes

    You captured autumn (fall) so well Susan and for me it is the rich colours of the leaves. It is also being able to feel the crispness in the air but with the sun shining.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Susan, That is my favorite part the crisp air in the warm sunshine. It’s really hard to describe but so southing in our harried lives. :-)

  • http://twitter.com/ShapeDaily ShapeDaily

    I really enjoy these, and love the ending to this one. I also like the part when you ask if we take a moment to enjoy the gift of Mother nature’s beauty, because many of us don’t. My favorite part about the fall season is simply the crisp air. There is nothing better than spending a day outdoors in the sunshine with the smell of crisp leaves. A warm pumpkin spice coffee is also one of my favorites as well!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Kelly, You captured my thoughts perfectly. There are times I take a moment to sit in my garden with a cup of hot cocoa and watch the birds come and go from the feeder and feel blessed. :-)

  • Praveen Rajarao

    Fall is of course my favorite part of the year as well, love my 1.5hrs drive to office only during these 15 colorful days :-)

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Praveen, I love fall too. It has such a calming effect and brings us such beauty at the same time. :-)

  • http://twitter.com/YLTL Dan Meyers

    I wouldn’t call it my favorite season, but I do enjoy the changing of the seasons. We don’t get the fall colors in New Orleans, but we got some awesome colors when we were in Utah and Colorado a couple of weeks ago… Fall is a great reminder to appreciate the beauty of nature!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Dan, I think all season have a unique beautiful in and of their own, the problem is we (me especially) are so busy, we forget to take a little time to see the beauty that surrounds us. I agree, the leaves in that area in the fall season can be amazing to see. :-)

  • http://twitter.com/artyyah A.K.Andrew

    Fall is almost as beautiful as spring although it always has a tinge of sadness for me. But aside from the beautiful colors, I love all the squirrels racing and hopping around, gathering their nuts. They are lovely to feed a handful of seed to. Beautiful post Susan. Thank you.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi AK, Thank you. I agree, fall is such an amazing time of year to watch an enjoy nature at it’s finest. :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/ezekial3 Jaimie M. Engle

    Thanks for sharing this. I enjoyed it.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Jaimie, Thank you and I am so glad you stop by. :-)

  • http://twitter.com/MadgeMadigan Madge Madigan

    Very lovely. :) I love school starting and the holidays in the Fall. lol

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Madge, Thanks for stopping by. The holidays and all the sounds, color and decorations are just the best. :-)

  • http://twitter.com/JeriWB Jeri Walker-Bickett

    Fall is perfect. Enough said.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Jeri, Indeed… LOL

  • http://twitter.com/Craftyandbeast Patrick Huff

    Very nice. I remember the house smelling so delicious on Thanksgiving and I would go out side and play until dinner was done. It was such a quiet day. The bext day we would pull the xmas decorations and listen to Nat King Cole and decorate.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hey Patrick, This time of year always evokes these type of memories and I love that. :-)

  • John

    Wow! Beautiful pictures and so well suited to this time of year. It must really be a wonderful colorful sight at your house.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi John, Thank YOU for stopping by. I pleases me greatly that enjoyed my drawings and yes it is beautiful in the mountains near where I live. :-)

  • Tope Olofin

    I have only one word. BEAUTIFUL. The pictures that is! Oh why don’t we have fall in my part of the world? So not fair!!!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Ah Tope, Thank you, it is such a beautiful site. I wish you did too. :-)

  • Rose M Griffith

    What a great way to start the morning, Susan. Lovely sentiments and lovely pictures.
    My favorite thing about autumn are the many leaves that clutter the yard. Growing up and living once again in Pennsylvania, our trees are constantly changing works of art. Every time my husband and I stroll around the neighborhood, I pick up leaves and stuff them in his pockets, later to be pressed between wax paper until they are dried, then displayed in some fun manner.
    Autumn is about slowing down and enjoying what is right in front of our faces–as your story aptly tells!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Rose. How cool that I was able to do that for you. I remember pressing the fall leaves between wax paper. It was, and is, always so much fun. I always loved the crunching sound under my feet when I played in the leaf pile, it was always a blast. :-)

  • http://twitter.com/TakeChargeBecc Rebecca Thompson

    Your gorgeous pictures never cease to amaze me. Lovely post :)

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Rebecca, You are such a dear for saying so. Fine art they’re not, but I do try to make them fun and interesting. :-)

  • Grace

    Just beautiful! I don’t know what I enjoyed more — the story or the drawings

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Grace, So nice to see you here. :-) I am so glad you liked both. :D

  • Liz

    Beautiful work,Susan! I like all the seasons Mother Earth sends to us, but spring is still my favorite. I fall to be a reflecting time and that is usually a good thing as my new goals are set during this time.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Liz, Thanks you. I do too. I always like the season I am in the best… funny how that works, huh. What you say is so true. That is exactly what I am doing now. Much love and hugs to you my friend, :-)

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