Monday, September 22, 2008

Autumn in New York- or You've Got Mail

It's at the beginning of the movie, so I know you know what I'm talking about. When Tom Hanks tells Meg Ryan how much he love autumn in New York, and how he would like to send her a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils.

I don't send bouquets to people as a general rule (though I do accept), but I have that fall feeling.

It's in the air, walking outside in the morning makes you want to bite into an apple.

Unfortunatly, today is not one of those days. It's a very Monday kind of day, overcast, but not raining.

The kind of day Anne Shirley might call a Jonah day.

But, I do have this to look forward to.

This is Prospect Park, Brooklyn in the fall.


  1. Hi Val,

    I think today is the vernal equinox, so your blog is right on time. I also get a kind of yearning feeling as fall approaches. (Although fall doesn't really begin in California until November.) I feel like I want to get on a plane and go somewhere far away---like Vermont.
    It's as though your life should change along with the weather.

  2. you have a case of the mondays.

  3. you guys should read the essays of Ray Carney, from Boston University. He's incredible.

  4. You should see fall in Aberdeen. It is also beautiful. Wait. Please see the fall in Aberdeen? We'd like you to visit.

  5. Dad, I'm so glad my post coincided with such an auspicious event. I don't know what that means, but it seems like it should mean something.

    Sarah, good call, it was a case of the Mondays.

    Lindsey, I would love it, I'll book my trip right now. Are you guys coming back for Christmas, or are you having (gasp with delight) a Scottish Christmas?