Watch me paint this “Autumn Leaves” oil painting in 2 minutes (time lapse)
No matter what is happening in the world or in our personal lives, seasons change. The beauty of nature reminds us that “this too shall pass”. May we feel the peace and tranquility of fall, the quiet hush before the darkness of winter. If you live in a part of the world where the seasons are different from ours here in America, I hope you don’t mind being pulled into autumn tonight.
“Is it hard to find fall pumpkins in Savannah? Not at all! There are tent sales, grocery displays, and even pumpkin patches nearby. Madrac Farms in Rincon, Georgia, which is not far from the commuting town I live in, grows Orange Bulldog Pumpkins, developed by the University of Georgia to grow in the South Georgia climate.
Madrac Farms is only about fifteen minutes’ drive for me, and forty minutes from Savannah. If someone was looking for fall beauty right in Savannah, Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens offers Autumn Gardenfest. There are also family pumpkin patches with corn mazes, duck races, pick-your-own pumpkin off the vine, and other autumn fun, thirty minutes to two hours’ drive. Some offer farm events like steer roping, cow milking, pony rides, and a mini zoo with donkeys and llamas.
When my kids were little, we took them to the pumpkin patch every year. I didn’t realize that families down South were doing the same thing. Of course it was often quite cold and wet when we’d bundle our kids up to freeze while hunting for the perfect pumpkin, but here it may be too hot, depending on the day. There are cool days during a Georgian October, and when those days pop up, it’s an ideal time to visit the pumpkin patches.”
List of Oil Paintings in this Collection, linking to their pages here on the site, and also citing physical pages in the hardcover book: