Monday, October 11, 2010

Everything Glorious

A fall weekend.
Is there anything more beautiful?
The leaves are turning fast now and the landscape all around us is positively golden.
I think because we've had so much rain recently the leaves are dropping much more quickly than they did last year, but still...glorious.

Sunday afternoon we took the little car for a spin up to Highpoint which is truly the highest point in New Jersey.

Clever name, isn't it?

We've been so lucky these past couple of weekends.
In spite of having two weeks filled with rainy days the weekends have been absolutely crystal clear.


It was perfect convertible weather.
As long as you were wearing a scarf around your neck and a fleece around your middle and a blanket across your legs I mean.
That's my definition of great convertible weather...
hot air blowing on you is no fun but the cool air is glorious.

We didn't hike on Sunday but I did hop out and snap a picture of the view.
I think next weekend will be close to the peak colors.

I know.
New Jersey?
Who'd a thunk it?

This morning I sat outside on my front porch and watched the sunrise.
The sky was a little bit pink...

then pinker still...

then golden...
a blaze of sunshine and happiness.

I couldn't help but think of the David Crowder song, Everything Glorious.
I wonder if watching the sunrise on a golden fall morning inspired the lyrics?

Hoping your Monday is glorious too.


  1. Oooh, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE fall ... and the turning of the leaves is like icing on the cake! Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous!!!! And have inspired me to get in the car and drive up along the river road (i.e., along the Mississippi north of St. Louis), where the fall color is simply gorgeous. Although, this year I can look out into the back yard and see some fall color - our tree in the back yard is turning a lovely red (we just planted it last year).

  2. I so want to wear a sweater and a scarf!!! It was 94 degrees here over the weekend....LOVE your beautiful leaves pics....could you remind fall where S Georgia is?!?

  3. I am READY for Fall! Bring it on. I'm over these 90 degree days!
    The view from your porch is OUTSTANDING! I'd sit there all the time!
    Loved this. The colors are just gorgeous. Our leaves don't usually change here until December . . . :( Just about the time you have all your Christmas decorations out! LOL!
    Have a great day! Karen

  4. Oh, how I do miss the New Jersey fall weather and the leaves. I'm so glad you are enjoying it!! Great pics!

    Hugs, Catherine

  5. Beautiful pictures! Thanks so much for sharing your autumn! I miss the colors.

  6. I LOVE HIGHPOINT especially this time of year! this weekend we went to Atlantic City :>)

  7. oh so prettyl! wishing our sunrises and sunsets were landscaped as beautifully as yours. :)

  8. What beautiful pictures. Leaves are just starting to turn here in Missouri. In fact I took my camera out on the porch this morning and got a couple shots of the neighbors tree. Hope you have a wonderful week.
    until next time... nel

  9. Joyce,

    WOW crisp fall air, changing colors of the leaves and a drive in the country in a convertible! Sounds like a perfect day to me. Thanks for sharing and I too, look forward to the changing of the leaves soon. Yet for us, more week long temps in the high 90's. Not fun!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  10. I agree, glorious! Love all the beautiful Fall colors, sounds like you had fun.

  11. How beautiful it is. Colors here have not fully turned either, but snow is predicted in the mountains, yikes! I love the video!

  12. I can't believe how beautiful it is up there! The leaves have just started turning here.

  13. We've gotten some rain recently and the leaves are beginning to "color up" more. On our drive into town this evening we saw some beautiful hillsides! The pictures are beautiful! Even if it IS New Jersey! LOL JK

  14. Gorgeous! I'm loving fall here too. Very pretty this year.