The Peach Martini

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Greetings and Salutations!!

…and Happy Harvest!

Have I mentioned lately how much I love autumn?! The chill in the air (well, there’s supposed to be a chill in the air – hard to do that when it’s 80 degrees, but I digress), the smell of freshly fallen leaves, the crunch of leaves underfoot, the holidays…I love it all.

I am very excited because after 3 years of being a member on Craftster.org, I am *finally* signing up for a swap, which is aptly titled the “I Love Fall! Swap.” We are paired up with a crafting partner and based on their likes and dislikes, etc we are to craft 3 items for them – 2 small and 1 medium. I have to admit last night I had trouble falling asleep because I had so many ideas running through my head!

This weekend was also the Apple Festival in Nappanee – I was excited about it because it marks the start of fall and I do love a good fall festival. I was disappointed though because it was so hot out and that made it hard to enjoy walking around. I am also extremely disappointed that the quality of craft fairs have gone down the drain – I know for a fact there is not a shortage of good craft vendors – being a member of the Indiana’s Etsy Street Team has proved that to me. Where are you, awesome crafters?!

With that, I have to say that I am very happy Autumn is here; I will leave you with some literary ramblings on the season:

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot

October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came –
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.
~George Cooper, “October’s Party”

It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life. ~P.D. James

Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter. ~Carol Bishop Hipps

…and one of my own…

~ season’s end ~
sultry nights fade
leaves cling to their last trace of green
crisp autumn breeze

(c) Kimberly Beatty Photography

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