Being an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum.

- Graycie Harmon

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

J'Adore Autumn

I wish I had walked into work today. I took the bus because I had a hundred bags hanging off me and it would have been a very uncomfortable walk. A hundred is only a slight exaggeration. In any case, on my way to the bus stop, it struck me how absolutely beautiful this time of year was.

It was quite windy, and with every gust, leaves in all hues let go of their branches and danced on the wind, landing gently on the ground, on my bags, and sometimes in my hair. The air was cool, but not cold, and smelled crisp and clean and wonderful. I took a deep breath and was suddenly calm.

As I walked, trees with leaves of red and gold hung over the street, gifting their leaves to the wind. Some leaves, fallen in the night, crunched pleasingly underfoot. The child in me just had to stop and jump into a large mound of leaves and then kick them around. Ahhhh... it was wonderful!

Autumn is, quite simply, my favourite time of the year. It's just stunning.

Now I want to highlight an artist for you. My mother. Based in North Queensland, Australia, she has just started blogging this year and has a few pieces of artwork up on her blog on the "Art Gallery" page. I'm not just saying she's incredibly talented because she's my mother. She is actually incredibly talented. Check out her art and see if you disagree. You can do so here.

She has very kindly agreed to donate an original water-colour as a prize for a competition I'm planning to run for the release of The Dying God. Hopefully the details of that competition will be worked out shortly and it will be up before the middle of the month.

I shall leave you in anticipation until then.

Right, I have editing to get on with. Have a wonderful Wednesday. I know I will. After all, I played in leaves!

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