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Falling in Love with Autumn

My neighborhood is bursting into color right about now. My head is full of snot, my yard is littered with yellow leaves and fat green walnuts, and my roses are barely clinging to life, but still, I love this season! It is the most vivid, saturated, ambivalent, and dramatic time of year, so as a writer and painter, I revel in it like a kid in a heap of sluggy leaves.


Here is a recap of my favorite autumn posts:

The Gracious Reaper: musings, poetry, and photos

Coming Out Day: thoughts on a holiday that is being celebrated all month long in 2010

Coming Out Day: October 11: one day after the magical 10/10/10 this year

Men Belong in the Kitchen: on the menu already this year: homemade pizza by the Baked Chef and Mr. G, with 3/4 whole wheat hand-tossed crust, spicy tomato sauce from scratch, and fresh mozzarella cheese; one topped with spinach and feta and the other with ham and leeks; baked in a fire oven stoked by two wood-chopping menfolks; PREGOSAURUS LIKE!

How to Celebrate Day of the Dead: followed by pictures of how I did it last year, gringo-style:











What does autumn mean for you?

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