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All for Fall!

It's beginning to feel like autumn around here. Pumpkin lattes, anyone? (They're heeeeeere!)

Virginia's ears perk up every time she hears the honking of the migrating geese as they fly overhead. I managed a couple of photos during our morning walk today.

Migrating geese Migrating geese

I've just accepted lovely invitations to be Scholar Guest of Honor at Mythmoot III: Ever On (Baltimore, Maryland) and an Author Guest at ConCarolinas (Charlotte, North Carolina) in 2015. It's hard to believe, but the new year will be here before we know it!

I hope you're enjoying a great day.

Departing summer hath assumed
An aspect tenderly illumed,
The gentlest look of spring;
That calls from yonder leafy shade
Unfaded, yet prepared to fade,
A timely carolling.
- William Wordsworth, "September"


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Sep. 12th, 2014 01:54 pm (UTC)
This is the time of year I always wish I lived in the States, because you guys have ALL THE PUMPKIN THINGS - and pumpkin is just not a flavour people latch onto over here. Starbucks do their pumpkin spice lattes, but that's about it for pumpkin-flavoured goodness. And it makes me so so envious...
Sep. 12th, 2014 02:57 pm (UTC)
Woe! Everything pumpkin rules! *sends pumpkin-flavored virtual goodies in your direction*
Sep. 13th, 2014 12:36 am (UTC)
Alas for lack of pumpkin! We got pumpkin spice cookies this week, it's definitely that time.
Sep. 13th, 2014 06:49 am (UTC)
Oh, don't. Pumpkin spice cookies, nom nom nom...
Sep. 12th, 2014 02:09 pm (UTC)
Just Oxonmoot over here ...
Sep. 12th, 2014 02:58 pm (UTC)
Oh, please o enjoy it for me! One of these days...

I'll be at A Long-Expected Party 3: The Road Goes Ever On and On at about the same time. I'll raise a glass in your honor!
Sep. 12th, 2014 02:23 pm (UTC)
Virginia's ears perk up every time she hears the honking

How cute!
Sep. 12th, 2014 04:25 pm (UTC)
Ha! Thanks.

If we're outside walking when the geese fly over, she stands still and cranes her neck to watch them, and then she looks at me as if to say, "Did you see that? Seriously?"
Sep. 13th, 2014 12:22 am (UTC)
The honking of wild migrating geese is one of the most evocative sounds to my ears. I love to listen to them and can hardly wait for when they start migrating here.
Sep. 19th, 2014 05:50 pm (UTC)
Isn't it a wonderful sound? It's as if they are trumpeting in the return of fall!
Sep. 13th, 2014 12:34 am (UTC)
I've seen one V of geese honking along overhead as well, just a couple days ago, and the first swirls of dry leaves drifting over the pavement. You can tell Virginia that they form the letter V in her honor.
Sep. 19th, 2014 05:50 pm (UTC)
You can tell Virginia that they form the letter V in her honor.

Ha! I love it! (And she will, too. *g*)
Curtis Weyant
Sep. 15th, 2014 07:47 pm (UTC)
Yay for Mythmoot! I submitted a proposal for a paper on "The Left Hand of Darkness" (expanded, incidentally, from one I wrote for Sci-Fi Part 2 class). Looking forward to it.
Sep. 19th, 2014 05:51 pm (UTC)
Fantastic news! I look forward to seeing you there.
Abbie Culbertson
Sep. 18th, 2014 12:09 am (UTC)
Beautiful! I'm so excited for fall that I could POP!
Sep. 19th, 2014 05:51 pm (UTC)
Me, too! :D :D :D We can pop together!
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