Pumpkin time

Aunt Betsy
For the past month or so I've been thinking about posting this photo of my Aunt Betsy. I recently got to see what used to be her little red cottage and was overcome with sweetness and sadness. Some things you just can't comprehend.



This year I'm feeling a bit wistful for a fall I've never had. You know the kind- a woodstove, a dog, a cabin, crunchy leaves, wool everything and pumpkins in the windows. It makes me happy to think that Betsy had that fall. That fall sounds pretty good.

15 comments:

  1. i too want this kind of fall someday. and sometimes i wish i could comprehend everything...but then what...it would be kind of a dead-end, no?
    xx amy.

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  2. something about Betsy reminds me of Judee Sill

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  3. Oh, for a little red cottage with a real fire inside and crunchy leaves outside...put the kettle on!

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  4. ...She is a kindred spirit. We have the early log cabin, the fire, the dog(s), woolens, crunchy leaves, pumpkins everywhere, etc...it's simplicity at its best. I love the photo of the pumpkin in the window and the one of her holding the pumpkin up in front of her is, well, priceless! :o)

    ...You are a dear and I'm certain your Aunt Betsy walks with you in this life more than you know.

    ...Blessings... :o)

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  5. Sometimes your posts make me want to cry.

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  6. Oh these photos must have the best memories!
    Hope you have everything you wish for fall

    Ayesha x

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  7. just started reading your blog thanks to a shoutout via missa and i feel so happy to've found it! woodstoves, a cabin, crunchy leaves...so perfectly cozy.

    i've been reading older posts and the fact that you also worship laura ingalls wilder and her sugar snow is so endearing. even growing up in california, i always longed to try it! still haven't...and haven't been properly around snow in years and years, even! i have a lifelong maple everything obsession as a result of those books though.

    i dreamed of living as laura or jo from little women as a child and go back there in my mind even still! love reading your posts. thanks.

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  8. that aunt betsy pumpkin photograph is fabulous !

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  9. Great photos - and this post is timely because autumn and Samhain time is also about remembering those who have gone before us. The seasonal enjoyment of fire, food, and friends would not be so special if it were not paired with this remembrance.

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  10. Love what Marcheline said. So true.

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  11. Marcheline, loved what you said.

    Today and tomorrow in Croatia are days to remember our loves ones. to honor them. This post did just that!

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  12. This post made me cry too.

    Sometimes the true beauty of something isn't revealved until it's ending. When everything else has been stripped away.

    I've been told a leaf isn't actually green, the chlorophyll is green. The color that the leaf becomes in the fall is it's TRUE COLOR.

    Maybe we don't actually see the true color of what something is or who someone is. The beauty in us and others.

    Change can be beautiful.
    Loss can be beautiful.

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  13. Miss Merrick, I just love your posts about Betsy. I think you'll have her fall one day. It feels right.

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  14. I would like that fall as well.

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