Thursday, September 25, 2008

Melissa at the Inspired Room is encouraging us to post 20 things we love about Autumn. I am sure there will be a lot of repeats, we all love so many of the same things, but here are the first ten of my favorite things.
1. Color. The only time of the year that I love orange. The trees, the pumpkins, the berries, all swirled together with bright yellows and reds and greens. The warmth of these colors signals the nesting, cozying parts of my brain and makes me do things like actually weed my flower bed and mulch for spring. It's a miracle that only happens once or twice a year.
2. Fires outside with hot dogs on a stick and sticky marshmallows and hot coffee and chocolate. We sit and watch the flames and talk and talk and talk. Sometimes we just sit and watch the flames.
3. Apple orchards filled with fresh fruit and mums and candy apples and cider.
4. Hayrides, at night, under a clear fall sky filled with bright stars, ending with a bonfire.

5. Sunny days that make the leaves look like stained glass as you walk through the woods.
6.Football mums. Do they still sell these for homecoming?
7. Small town homecoming parades. I don't care about the football, but who can resist a parade?
8. The rustic warmth of piles of pumpkins and squash and apples displayed like pirates gold. I thank God for the blessings of bounty we have in this country. I am afraid we take it for granted too much of the time.9. The glow of candles at night.
10. The first gleam of anticipation for the coming holiday season. Whether you love Halloween or skip ahead to planning Thanksgiving, the next three months will be a whirlwind of decorating, baking, and family time. The best time of the year!


30 comments:

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  2. I agree with you about the whirlwind that surrounds the fall as it leads up to winter. There is so much family time, and fun holidays. Its such a comforting time of year.

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  3. Love your 10! I am having a hard time embracing fall this year...it's usually my favorite time of year! We are making a trip to Frankenmuth on Saturday, maybe that will jump start me!

    Have a great day!
    Kim

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  4. Love your list....all things I love too. It is such a beautiful time of year and yes, we should savor and appreciate it!

    annie

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  5. All things I love too. Happy Fall.

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  6. I love your list. What is it about staring into the fire that is so mesmerizing? Pass the hotdogs please.

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  7. Wonderful! I love it all, too. And, we are so truly blessed.

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  8. Autumjn surely is a whirlwind of activity and isn't it fun? : )
    I loved your list and these beautiful pictures. I wait ll year for Fall's arrival and revel in each day...
    Thank you for sharing your list with us!

    Love,
    Sue

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  9. Oh I agree, it really is the best time of year! I loved your beautiful photos and share many of your favorite things. You are so right, we take so many things for granted in this country. So many really don't know how truly blessed we are!

    Manuela

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  10. Oh, I love all these things, too...
    especially the outdoor fire !!
    love, bj

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  11. Hey there! I loved your blog. Looks like we share a lot of the same interests. I love red transfer ware and going to the farmer's market on Saturday mornings. Thought you might like to visit my blogs I am crazy about fall, and I would love to share my farmers market pics with you. Halloween is my favorite holiday. I am just giving into the last summer days and will be putting out my fall decorations this weekend. Have a great day. Deb

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  12. I really enjoyed your first 10! I was just thinking about homecoming mums today! I was a cheerleader in HS and I can remember the big mums with the school colors of ribbons attached.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  13. Gosh, I am all ready for Thanksgiving now. :) Gorgeous post Kathy !! Have a great weekend !! :)

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  14. Wonderful list, wonderful photos! Autumn is indeed a rich time of year. I lit a pumpkin spice candle the other day and it was so special! Fall is indeed here!

    :-) Rosie

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  15. Wonderful list, wonderful photos! Autumn is indeed a rich time of year. I lit a pumpkin spice candle the other day and it was so special! Fall is indeed here!

    :-) Rosie

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  16. What a wonderful, evocative list! You are right, we have so much to be thankful for... Happy Fall!
    xoxo,
    Mary

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  17. I did this, too! So fun! Yes, we do share many of the same things... As, I'm perusing the list, I am now looking for those things we don't share, just to gain some extra perspective. It's not so colorful here in So. Cal., so we have to make our autumns.

    I like the parade image. I love small town parades!

    KJ

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  18. Oh, what beautiful color!!!

    Thanks for visiting the B&B with me...I think my favorite room would have to be...........










    ALL OF THEM!!! LOL!!!

    ~Blessings,
    Jan

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  19. Kathy,

    I'm having a little giveaway for my 100th post and would love for you to enter. All you need to do is comment on my blog.

    Gretchen
    birdnestcottage.typepad.com

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  20. those area all my favorites too! love your pictures.

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  21. I thought I was the only one. I don't like the color orange at all...except in the fall...then I love it...go figure.
    Lovely blog.
    Teresa

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  22. I was just imagining all of us bloggy girls sitting around that fire...sharing amazing fall desserts and laughing our royal heads off! Thanks for the dream :)

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  23. This post is beautiful, and I love how you added color to emphasize the words reflected in Autumn. Your list perfectly describes all the enchantment of the season. Your photographs are beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend. Karen

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  24. I so enjoyed reading your list of things you enjoy about autumn

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  25. Hey mom, I LOVE your little birds on pumpkins, they're really cute. I love you!

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  26. Hi Kathy...

    Thanks for the visit and comment about the glitches here on blogger.

    Since I have to MODERATE my comments, due to heavy SPAM comments recently, sending comments to an email don't help me. The ONLY way to moderate is through the Dashboard. :-X

    I could just SCREAM!!! LOL!!!!

    I wish I could go back to NOT moderating comments and NOT using the goofy WORD VERIFICATION!!

    ~Blessings,
    Jan

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  27. Beautiful post! I love the pictures :) You even got me a little excited about fall, LOL!

    Love ya,
    Amy

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  28. Gorgeous post full of inspiration! I am so glad you shared your list, Kathy! thank you!

    Blessings,
    Melissa

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