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TWiP: Essential Elements of Autumn

This Week in Pictures, Week 41, 2019

These are what I consider essential elements of Autumn:

  • Candlelight
  • A few particular styles of music
  • Baking

These elements may or may not all be present at the same time, but all the better, if they are!

You’ll see from the photos that candles and fresh baked quickbreads were a part of my week. You can’t tell this from the images, but I was also listening to this playlist almost constantly while I was at work. (I didn’t make it, I’m just a fan.) There’s something so Autumnal to me about a choir of voices with minimal accompaniment, especially when I can’t understand a word they are saying 😜. It’s like cozy white noise. In fact, if they were to sing in perfectly enunciated English, it would lose most of the charm for me. I like my choral music unintelligible, thank you very much.

I also like Baroque music (with no voices) at this time of year. I’ve listened to this playlist once, but basically anything Bach, Handel, or Vivaldi will do.

There’s also a more contemporary Fall sound that is hard to describe, but I know it’s a “thing” just by the sheer amount of Fall playlists out there on 8tracks and Spotify. You don’t see the same enthusiasm for, say, Spring music. This time of year has everybody reaching for the folky, quiet singer-songwriter tunes, I think.

Anyway. I don’t have much else to say today. I’m about to visit my parents and bake some maple pecan bread at their house. I am thinking I may bring along a pumpkin candle and an Autumn playlist, and get the full experience 😍

So, what is This Week in Pictures?

It’s a roundup of the microblogging I’ve done on Flickr and Instagram all week. This includes photos I shot for Project 365 and any other extra images I may have posted.

Photos taken with 📷 (Canon EOS 80D) or 📱 (Samsung Galaxy S7).

Ready? Cast your mind back to this time last week…


Ever feel like taking a sick day? I have a minor back ache, no big deal, but suddenly all I want to do today is curl up on the couch under my favorite blanket and watch TV. So that’s what I’m doing. I wouldn’t mind if someone wanted to bring me a cup of ramen noodles, though…

(View original Project 365 post on Flickr.)


I have a delicious pumpkin bread recipe waiting patiently for me to bake, but I made this maple pecan bread from a mix today instead. It smells wonderful. And there’s always tomorrow or next week for pumpkin bread.

(View original Project 365 post on Flickr.)

Story for Sunday


October vibe.

(View original Project 365 post on Flickr.)

I have four little nieces. I’m thinking of knitting them each a sweater for Christmas… I’ll start with the smallest, easiest one and see whether I’m still in the mood for this idea after that 😁

(View original post on Instagram.)


I wonder how many days in a row I can work a candle into my photo… It’s such a cozy time of year, I don’t think it’s going to be too hard.

(View original Project 365 post on Flickr.)


I’m knitting an Everyday Baby long sleeved cardigan for my littlest niece. Just a few evenings and I’m more than halfway done. Gotta love the nearly instant gratification of baby sweaters!

(View original Project 365 post on Flickr.)


Mmm. Vanilla Pumpkin. I went out and bought a second one, and a couple more little white pumpkins, just to extend the autumnal goodness to another room of the house ♥

(View original Project 365 post on Flickr.)


Coffee and hair dye. This is my Friday night ☺ (I haven’t colored my hair in a couple of years, but lately I’ve been feeling like a redhead in a brunette’s body, so…)

(View original Project 365 post on Flickr.)

Thanks for taking a peek at this week’s photos! If you want to see this stuff as it happens, please feel free to follow me on Flickr or Instagram


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