Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Autumn Love: Part 3

The days are getting shorter in this part of world and I must admit, I love it when the sun goes down earlier. I feel like I am the only one.

Autumn light is so beautiful. The slant of the sun is different, I love how my walls seem to glow in the late afternoon.


It is nice to button in a bit earlier, and eat dinner under the glow of the chandelier. We like to keep the lights low. I think it is soothing.



Somehow it seems strange to be taking a soak in the tub when it is still light out. This is the time of year when tucking the kids into bed, and drawing a bath becomes a weekly ritual for me.



Am I really the only one that loves an early sunset?

32 comments:

Suzanne said...

This is my favorite time of year (winter, too). There's something about it that is so cozy to me, and summer just doesn't cut it.

Cheryl A said...

Nope, you aren't the only one. I just hate going to work and coming home when it is still dark. Thank goodness I'm on mat leave this winter!

Steph said...

Well, I think I'm reconsidering! :-) Lovely images.

Allison said...

Oh no no no. You are not the only one!

amandajean said...

your house is so beautiful! I love this time of year, too. going to bed (especially for the kids) is much easier when it gets dark so early.

Fran said...

Nope! I love it too!

rhea said...

I'm loving it now but I KNOW that by February I will have had my fill of early darkness.

Perhaps if I had a chandelier like yours hanging over my tub, and maybe a glass of something bubbly, I could make it work.

It's all about "reframing," right?

And by the by, your house looks amazing!!!

Missy said...

No way are you alone! Last night I was snuggled in bed by 9 watching TV with my husband. Our doorbell rang and I was slightly embarrassed when I answered the door that I had shut house down so early.
I love the pictures of your home. SO serene!

Julie said...

What peaceful and romantic lighting... your home is so inviting!

Love your quilt square for Beki too!

Melissa said...

Love the lighting! LOVE fall!
The quilt square is very nice.

QuiltedSimple said...

Nope - I love fall too and the early evenings - until I have to do chores in the dark!
Kris

FinnyKnits said...

Depends what I'm doing when it has the nerve to get dark.

If I haven't started dinner and still need to walk the dog - LAME.

If we're eating dinner and the dog's asleep at our feet - AWESOME.

I'm so picky.

Elise said...

No, you are not the only one-I live for this time!!
Elise

Meagan said...

You are not alone, this is my favorite time of year too, the wind down of summer, the wind up to the holidays..It is like a sigh!

Nantucket Dreams said...

no! i love an early sunset too! i love the idea that it is ok to be inside, tucked in all cozy. i also love to take walks around the neighborhood and peak into people's windows at families gathered around a table, or reading, etc.

Stephanie said...

If I lived in that beautiful house with that beautiful light, I might night mind it so much either. Unfortunately, earlier sunsets means I hardly get to see the sun until the weekend. :( No fun.

tiennie said...

I absolutely love the autumn light. Really, I love everything about autumn. :)

nicole said...

i think someday when i stay home i will love it too. its hard though to leave the house in the dark and return in the dark.

Jessica said...

No, I love the early sunset as well!! Just tonight I got home from grad school and realized that taking a walk wouldn't work since it was pitch dark. I do love dark evenings perfect for tea and knitting!

Renee said...

Nope, I love fall and the glow of it's early, nesty evenings too!

Tabitha said...

I love the weather and crispness in the air. However, I despise coming out of work at 5pm (come December) and it's pitch dark. Unless I get out for lunch, I rarely see the sun in the winter. All I want is like an hour of sunlight each night...might need to move a few latitudes south then, right?

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Gorgeous!

M ^..^

lucky knitter said...

I like fall too! Your house looks warm and cozy in that light.

Jenna said...

I also live this time of year!! I love your house it looks so warm and inviting

elliebelle said...

I am seriously jealous of the coziness of your home! :) It really looks lovely!

paige said...

definately my favorite season!
even though its 85 in atlanta again today.
love your blog & your lovely picutres of your home on flickr!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Your home is beautiful! Yes, I love the season change with candle and lamp lighting in the early evening :)

KnitPastis said...

Yes, Autumn is my favorite time too! Your house looks so cozy.

pricklypearbloom said...

I love autumn, it is my favorite time of year, hands down. And I don't mind an earlier sunset either. You're right the slant of the light is nice, and having a bath in the evening sounds just just the right thing. But it's when the sunset gets so early that I no longer have any daylight available to go jogging. That's what I don't like. We're not quite there yet, thank goodness.

Denise said...

you are certainly not the only one, I love this time of year when the afternoons are not as long and it gets darker sooner, it just seems so much more cozier at home. I like Spring and Summer too when they roll around but love the Fall and the cozy evenings.
Your home looks so warm and cozy, thanks for sharing the photos.
:-)

a friend to knit with said...

ahhh. your home is so lovely.

beki said...

I like the short days too. Your home is so lovely.