Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fall is Here!!!

My favorite of all seasons is here! The anticipation of the Holidays, the change in the weather, cravings for anything made with pumpkin....Pumpkin bread, pumpkin cake, pumpkin lattes....the rich smell of the earth after it's been harvested and turned. There is just an excitement this time of the year. The woodland creatures gathering, and preparing and the fresh crisp air. Wearing sweaters again, baking apple crumb pies, lighting candles. Looking up at the clear skies the stars seem more brilliant than ever. Sitting in front of the fireplace with a hot cup of coffee and a good book! Decorating outside with corn stalks, hay, pumpkins and mums. Going up to Red Barn Farm and looking out at the magnificent view of the rolling hills dotted with farmsteads. You pickem' apple orchards, and having a crisp carmel apple.
I wish you could truly see how vibrant these colors are in person. God took his paint brush and colored all these lovely trees with these beautiful rich tones. The peacefulness watching the leaves slowly fall and float through the air and gently land upon each other.

Every morning finding another tree, more beautiful than the next as I make my way around, just in awe of how magnificent the colors are to behold! The joy of being inside of a warm loving home, with a blanket, curling up on the couch with a window cracked open in the evening breathing in the air.

Taking long walks and picking up acorns, bird feathers, a sycamore leaf large enough to shelter at least three fairies for their tea party. It's heavenly!


Cathy said...

Beautiful photos, Nancy. Fall is my favorite time of year too. I'm thinking pumpkin pie today.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Nancy, your photos are brilliantly beautiful! Gorgeous. I love how you make the most of your surroundings, really "seeing" and appreciating where you live.

Our leaves are still mostly green; we have a slower start to Fall. But our temps are cooling and it's lovely right now ... and wouldn't you know I'm leaving tomorrow for Southern California for a week where it is HOT and smokey?
Have a lovely week!

Domestic Designer said...

What beautiful pictures. We don't have any Fall color yet....but I can't wait for it to arrive!

Lenore said...

Beautiful fall foliage, long since you moved from CA?

Martha said...

Our trees are not turning yet -- but I think we will have an early fall this year. Your trees are beautiful.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

How can you not like is simply gorgeous!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Valerie said...

Lovely, just lovely! Fall always reminds me what I appreciate about living in the midwest...the change of seasons. Fall is by far my farvorite. Must be why I married in October!!!

Blessings to you,

avalonrosedesign said...

Beautiful photos! Fall is my favorite too. :)


Jeanneoli said...

I am so jealous! I want so see those gorgeous fall colors from the midwest!!!!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Nancy,
Such lovely photo's. I sure love fall, its my favorite time of year.
We are still having heat. I hope our fall arrives soon and all those nasty wasps fly away. We are having an abundance of wasps this year.
Enjoy your beautiful day,

Tracey said...

Beautiful Fall pics!!! The smell of pumpkin bread is one of my absolute favs!

:) T

blushing rose said...

Oh, how gorgeous! I love God's paint brush ... one fantastic artist He is. Have a great weekend. Pop over for a visit ... TTFN ~Marydon

the wild raspberry said...

How wonderfully inspiring Nancy!

Have a beautiful weekend~


Traci said...

Nancy, I can smell the pumpkin pie from here! What lovely pics you took. Our trees haven't turned as vibrant yet but,I'm waiting. Traci

Balisha said... first visit here. Don't you love Gladys Tabor? I noticed the Stillmeadow Calendar on your side bar.Your pictures are so pretty...fall is here.