Autumn has arrived here in Heidelberg, one of the prettiest times of the year. All the leaves are changing into a kaleidoscope of purples, reds, oranges, yellows and greens on the hillside facing our apartment. My favorite kind of clothing–the warm coats, gloves, hats and wooly scarves–have all be dusted off and taken out of the closet. And I find myself wanting to make a hot kettle of tea, and snuggle up on the chair with a good book, a warm blanket and a purring cat.

I picked up a cute little gourd flower arrangement at the farmer’s market, as I walked back home. It is a gift for my neighbor, but before handing it off, I had to take a quick picture…

The cats were playing around the garden on the balcony while I was shooting…

Although I would love to stay and see Autumn turn to Winter, I must be off again.

This time, I’m heading to California for a couple of weeks, then onto Kona, Hawaii to celebrate the marriage of my beautiful sister, Jeni to her Andrew. Friends and relatives are coming from all over the world to enjoy their special day. Congratulations to Jeni & Andrew!

I’ll try to post as much as possible while I’m away (nearly a month) but I won’t have internet access all the time, nor my usual office setup. ┬áSo please forgive me if I’m not posting too regularly, but family time and maid-of-honor duties take precedence. ;)

Enjoy the changing of the seasons, wherever you may be this fall.