The weather this week has been crazy here in Massachusetts. Mid week I was wearing flip-flops and regretting having packed away my summer clothes. I spent Friday afternoon taking pictures around my town and surrounding areas. My youngest, like her mama, has caught the shutter bug....
I have lived in a lot of different places, (states, continents, climates) and have to say that New England autumns are hard to rival, although the aspens in Colorado's autumn air are a good contender.
|The view from my front yard.|
|Stone walls decorate the New England landscape.|
|The leaves along this split rail fence beckon one to shuffle their feet through them.|
|This old stone house has been a long-time favorite of mine.|
|And, this one, too!|
Saturday morning it was so warm I was sweating while making blueberry pancakes for breakfast. Mister and I went for a walk a few hours later and the winds of change had ushered in a cold, raw air that had blown down many of the leaves that I had just taken pictures of the day before.
As we turned onto our street I was struck with thankfulness for the welcoming warmth of home. I want to bring all the beauty of fall to my front porch; giving my guests a hint at what is inside.
|Hmm....next year's wreath will have to be more colorful to stand out....or I will have to paint that door!|
|My fall wreath. You can find the wreath tutorial here.|
|I planted four packets of seeds in my beds and this is one of the very few that made|
it past the hungry pests in my yard.
|Fake pumpkins last for years!|
I am a creature of habit. I made this sign several years ago from an old door. I like the colors and it has weathered well. Perhaps I will do something different next year....maybe not.
Time to go to the parties!
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