Falling into fall

As readers of this blog know, I lived in Florida for six years before moving to Virginia. Florida has a lot going for it: the beaches, the wildlife, the kookie stories that forever pop up and always take place in Florida. But Virginia has charms of her own and one of them is autumn.

The trees are practically exploding with color. Some of them look like they're on fire.

And as the days get colder and the skies are grey, the colors seem like they pulsate with warmth. I love it.

And finally, thanks to the Richmond Library and all the lovely authors who took part in Teen14 VaLit. The teen group that meets at the library made book lamps for all the authors. Isn't it amazing? My camera didn't quite do it justice, my Spoils light was luminance and lovely.

Hope to see some of you this Saturay in St. Pete at the Tampa Bay Reading Festival. Because, as awesome as autumn is, it's still nicer to hang out at the beach!

More later,