Sunday, October 23, 2016

Fall Home: On The Front Porch 2016

Thank you to all of you who left kind and lovely comments regarding my kitchen and dining room post! I was so thrilled that it was featured on several other blogs. I am trying to grow my blogging audience but sometimes feel like I am spinning my wheels. A kind word of encouragement goes a long way. It is a reminder to me, also, to be sure to reach out to others who are writing and sharing their hearts and homes.

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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26 comments:

  1. Your photos are quite lovely. They tell a story. Thanks so much for sharing your talent.

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    1. Hi, Lynn! Thank you for dropping by and spending some time with me. Thank you for the sweet compliment!

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  2. Beautiful photos of those wonderful autumn leaves. Your view is fantastic!

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    1. Aww, thank you, Carol! Thanks for visiting with me!

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  3. Fantastic photos and your views are spectacular!....Christine

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    1. Hi, Christine! I must say I am very blessed to live in such a beautiful area. Thanks for spending some time with me. Hope you come back soon.

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  4. I love the fall colors right now and you really captured them all! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  5. Your pictures are so great and I love your porch, it looks peaceful. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great week.

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    1. Hi, Sandra! Thank you for the kind words and for spending some time enjoying the fall with me. Hope you week is great, too.

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  6. Your photography is beautiful.
    Blogging is an ever changing , wonderful process.
    You are doing just right.
    Thank you for sharing this at TOHOT!

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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    1. Thank you, Laura and thanks for the visit and the encouragement. I am enjoying the party at White Spray Paint!

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  7. Hi Jolena, What lovely photos! Thanks for sharing them! Blessings, Janet

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    1. Hi, Jan! Thanks for dropping by and for the kind words. Have a great weekend.

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  8. Oh my, how I miss the changing of the seasons. I am homesick for living up north again, but I am sure once the cold hits me I will be wanting to move back to FL. LOL, Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party. We love having you.

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    1. Hi Vanessa, thank you for spending time with me. I've dreamt about moving to a warmer place but concede that I would probably miss fall and spring… Not so much winter, maybe… The grass is always greener.

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  9. Such lovely pictures! I was just remarking to my boys this week that I was stunned by the change in temperatures (not sure why having lived in Southern New England my whole life- but it was drastic!). I love fall and am so sad that most of our leaves are already gone. We spent the day yesterday stacking wood and getting our wood stove ready.

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    1. You are absolutely right about the leaves being gone already. We had a terrible bout with winter moths that ate most of the leaves before they even opened this year. What we were left with was a lacy mess in the canopy of our trees. That made for a not very fruitful autumn. Most of the leaves fell to the ground before they ever had a chance to turn color. Honestly there was maybe one good week color and they all hit the ground. It won't be long before the bare branches are covered with a dusting of snow. Nice to hear from a fellow New England (though I am not here). Thanks for spending time with me. I hope you enjoy the rest of your fall!

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  10. Everything is gorgeous! Photos, decor, porch, everything! I long to have a front porch...maybe someday ;) Thank you for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday!

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    1. Hello, Angie! Thanks for visiting with me and for the lovely compliment. Enjoying linking to you blog party-thank you for the opportunity to share.

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  11. Oh I wish I could be there now, I really love all those autumn colours and the views and the porch!!! So lovely!

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    1. I am glad to share it with you, Katrin! Through the power of the internet we get to travel to just about anywhere in the world from the comfort of our own couch. Thanks for making this a stop on your travels.

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  12. Oh what a lovely Fall post. Your photo's are Fabulous. I would love it if you would add The Fabulous Fall Thanksgiving Party to your parties list and come over and link. The link party if over here:
    http://mychristmasjourney.blogspot.com/2016/11/fabulous-thanksgiving-linky-party.html
    Happy Fall!

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    1. Thank you for the invitation, Grantham Lynn and the kind words. I will be sure to drop by the party!

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