Fall and Falling in Love

Fall feels to me kind of like falling in love.  It has the qualities of cocooning, discovering new pleasures and of sensuousness.  What does September and the beginning of fall mean to you?  For many it means new beginnings, getting back to familiar routines.  In the Northern hemisphere fall represents the return to cooler weather, to warm colours, delicious oranges, reds and yellows.

Here in Nova Scotia the beach is less crowded in the fall.  The people I meet on my fall beach walks are there for the joy of connecting with the beauty of the sand, the ocean, the pleasure of solitude, or a walk with a close friend.

Cropped photo of “Curvy Lines”

This fall I am making time to step back, to reconnect with love and art.  I’m taking some time to fall in love again with rug hooking after a busy summer of writing my next book, cycling with friends, having company and not enough time at my Cheticamp frame.  On my author/artist tour of Vancouver Island I will be connecting with many rug hookers to share my story.  I’ve left time for days to meet with friends and to explore the west coast beaches.  I will be hooking at a three day event Hook By The Sea where I will be the Saturday night speaker.

When I get back I’ll be taking a three day class with my mentor Deanne Fitzpatrick.  It is a chance to work on my art, to learn, to see friends, and to rejoice in the sensuousness of beautiful colours and fibres.

Tell me what you think.  What are you doing to reconnect, to fall in love again with what brings you joy?

P.S. Is there a chakra connection?

Sarah Petruno talks about the connections between the root chakra and the earth energy as being part of the fall season.  Certainly the abundance of the harvest and the transition to root vegetables and lovely, dark greens are very grounding and earthy.

Fall to me also feels like the sacral chakra with it’s links to creativity and sensuousness.


6 thoughts on “Fall and Falling in Love

  1. Anne Boissinot on said:

    Kirkland Lake the gold mining town of yesterday (literally) was my trip last week. Going North the Fall foliage was magnificent
    To view. The trees are different than in the south parts of Ontario. Rock cuts to make room for a double highway in areas were colourful. Not gray rocks but pinks, and rustic, whitish, some gray and black and sparkling in the sunlight. Maybe bits if silver or gold in the cuts.
    Going home filled me up in many ways.

  2. I love the Fall and falling in love with all it brings … carrots, parsnips, squash, beans … it is my favorite time to cook spicy vegetarian dishes. And I love sweaters and jackets and boots – and oversized flannel shirts. I love how leaves crunch beneath my feet and how frost catches my breath, dancing away from me. Oh, and Kirkland Lake is part of my home too, where my mother was born. It remains a moment of history surrounded by both luscious farmland and the starkness of a mining landscape. Happy Fall everyone!

  3. Lisa Theriault on said:

    Fall is my absulute favourite season. We mainly travel in the fall, sometimes simple road trips along southern New Brunswick roads, which are absolutely awash in brilliant foliage and sometimes further abroad. This year we are road tripping in Germany, the foliage is more subtle, but the German people celebrate all things autum, so it is truly a feast for all senses. We were married in the Fall, one child born in the fall and the other conceived in the fall, so I guess all my loves are most definitely deeply rooted in my love of fall.

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