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Tuesday, October 06, 2009


Last year, my oldest grand child and I walked 
on Thanksgiving weekend  through her neighborhood,
and everywhere around us were a sea of leaves in bright colors! 
enjoying the cracklinging sound 
while we were sloshing through heaps of leaves.

Some leaves were petty big, 
as you can see, 
covering more than her face!

Some of the big trees displayed their turning leaves 
as if it were a bright  Sunday dress

with other trees, its color appeared to be 
the complexion of their skin.

  orange, ochre and brown leaves
reminding us on the pumpkin pie
waiting for us,
with whipped cream on top.

the front door inviting to
a home coming
a smile, a hug, a pat on the shoulder
lightens my day
a comfort to see familiar faces
I won't see till leaves fall again.

Footnote for the ones outside the United States: I did not know what pumpkin pie was, till I came to the United States. I love the subtle sweetness of pumpkin, sugar, and cream, mingled with cinnamon, ginger, cloves and a hint of nutmeg. Now years later, pumpkin and pecan pies
are my favorite pies for the fall and winter.


Diane AZ said...

Gorgeous post! I love all those colors you found...and I'm a big fan of pumpkin and pecan pies too. :)

Patience-please said...

Lovely post simply lovely!

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Jeannette:)


Lovely photos of beautiful trees and leaves. Very interesting presentation.

Have a nice day:)

DUTA said...

Superb sights! The richness in colour, size and pattern of the falling leaves is amazing.

As for the pumpkin pie, judging by your figure in the sidebar picture, you can eat any sort of pie you wish, without counting calories. Lucky you.

Gaelyn said...

Ah yes, it's fall, and the colors are fantastic in your pics. Actually feeling like winter here. It just started snowing as I type.

Love pumpkin pie.

The Green Stone Woman said...

I love pumpkin pie and have not had it in a long time. My late ex mother in law used to make a really good one. I can still taste it. Enjoy the next piece you are going to have for me and think of me while you eat it with whipped cream.

neetzy said...

Great pics! I love the granddaughter with the huge leaf!
the L.A. area seems to burst into the scene as much as anybody.

Lillie said...

Beautifull pictures, sign of a new seasons, we don't get to see trees changing colors to that extend. The nearest we get are falling leaves from rubber trees leaving the bare branches, but leaves don't change colors.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

What lovely pictures Jeannette. Fall and spring has to be the two loveliest seasons.

Janelle Goodwin said...

What a charming post! To me, there is nothing better than sloshing through the fall leaves. Thanks, Jeanette!

crochet lady said...

Fall is my favorite time of year. Wow that one leaf is huge! I can't imagine fall with out pumpkin pie.

Thanks for the comment on my Dark Days post. I know lack of sunshine does effect me a little but there were some other issues I was dealing with that contributed to the melancholy.


jeannette stgermain said...

Thank you - when everything is so colorful outside, it's pure fun to take pics!
I'll be thinkting about you when I eat my pumpkin pie this year!

jeannette stgermain said...

Thank you Patience! I wonder what your doggies do with heaps of leaves?

jeannette stgermain said...

Thank you! When I visited your blog, I wondered if Joseph is an unusual name for someone from India? Or, is it because so many speak English?

jeannette stgermain said...

Thank you for your compliments!
I can eat the pie if I keep doing my daily walk of half an hour:)

jeannette stgermain said...

Thank you Gaelyn! O my goodness, snow...I don't know if I would be ready for that yet (maybe because today I was shopping for clothes and I choose all things for 60 degr. weather.

jeannette stgermain said...

Oh yeah, the pumpkin pie is not complete without the whipped cream! Too bad you can't get it in Holland. Since you have lived here so long, you could start a little restaurant with typical American food! At least the Americans in our little country would flock to your restaurant!!

jeannette stgermain said...

I just knew some people would like the pic of my grand daughter like that.
Who knows you'll make a visit to L.A. sometime - if you do, the Huntington Library is a must! (it's closed in the winter though)

jeannette stgermain said...

Yes, isn't it strange that nature tells us visually then things change! It's good to pay attention to these things...Too bad the trees over there don't change color!

jeannette stgermain said...

I so agree with you Joan - maybe because spring and fall symbolize the beginning and end of life to me.

jeannette stgermain said...

Artists can get away with doing the "kid" things in adult life because everyone expects them to be "different"!!

jeannette stgermain said...

I am so fortunate - I get to keep the good things of every culture I have been in LOL
Well, Jen, you know my email adress - whenever I can help, I'll be glad to (can't remember if I mentioned lately on my blog that I am a therapist).

dutchbaby said...

Like you, I never had pumpkin pie until I arrived in the US. That and corn bread were the two food marvels that soothed my homesickness in those early days.

Beautiful post - I especially love the size XXL leaf and your darling granddaughter.

Dick said...

Wow, I have never seen such large leaves here, nice post.

Gaelyn said...

Jeannette, I've passed along the "Best Blog Award" to you. Maybe I read somewhere you don't do these, but I just couldn't help myself. I fee very fortunate to have met you in the cyberworld, and hope to meet face to face someday. Maybe if I get to San Diego in Nov? Please feel free to stop by and pick up this award, if you want to.

jeannette stgermain said...

I understand!! because it's not so sweet! I'm so happy that we have Trader Joe in CA to provide whole wheat bread and other not-so-processed and sweet things.

thanks - it was a sudden impulse to take that pic:)
bytheway, I LOVE your blog!

jeannette stgermain said...

Thank you Dick. Guess you already know - we do everything BIG in the US (chuckle), even leaves!

jeannette stgermain said...

Thank you Gaelyn - I wrote a little blurb about the award on your blog. One of the reasons of not putting it here is that one day I like to integrate this blog with my art website www(dot)stgermainart(dot)com.

About San Diego, it depends on what date in Nov. - it would really be neat to get to know you face to face! As soon as you know when you're going to be there, send me the info!