It is fall time now and it makes me so happy. I love each and every season and I love to decorate for those seasons. The pictures below were taken at my dear friend, Sarah's home. Sarah welcomes autumn by filling her home with beautiful autumn decor. Fall is so very welcome at my house too after the extended heat of Summer. I love all the good things of God that the season brings. . .
All the bounty of our gardens. . .
The cooler temperatures that allow for a crackling fire in the evenings. . .
The beautiful reds, oranges, purples, darker greens, and golds that burst outside in beautiful amazing glory. It is almost as if the earth needs to shout out once more of Gods glory before settling in to rest for winter.
It is the time of year I love to drink spiced cider or hot spiced tea, the smell of them drifting through my home. . .
I get in the mood to bake cookies or banana nut bread or pumpkin bread. I love the smell of them baking and I especially love eating them. The surprised smiles on the faces of those I love when they realize there is a special treat to enjoy makes me so happy.
Decorating with fall colored flowers, pumpkins, gourds, leaves, and dried gatherings from my garden and field is so fun. It is amazing how many beautiful things can be gathered and used to decorate my home. Things like dried grasses, pods, acorns, and leaves.
We spend lots of evenings and weekend afternoons watching the World Series and football games. I especially enjoy watching my son play football on Friday evenings. . .
And we enjoy the lazy rainy days that come from time to time in autumn.
We get all our sweaters and jackets out at this time of year anticipating that crisp cool autumn air.
Many of my days are busy in the garden planting bulbs, perennials, trees, and bushes. I like to get that garden weeded and the grass removed one more time before the first frost.
I move my tropical plants inside to enjoy for the colder months. It makes my sunny dining room feel so different and alive when I get them inside.
Many birds begin to fly south and the sounds they make are part of what I love in fall. The geese honking, the crows cackling, and the dove cooing.
I also love to burn spicy pumpkin scented candles. . .
I bring out warm cozy throws to use on cool evenings or mornings. I especially love snuggling under them when I am having my quiet time with the Lord.
I ready my critters' homes for the colder days and nights ahead. I try to make sure they have a warm cozy place to sleep.
I begin to stock up our pantry just in case. . .
Preparing myself and my house for blustery cold days
Autumn is a wonderful, colorful, busy time when the colors and scents and even the activities we do change. It culminates with Thanksgiving, one of my very favorite holidays. A holiday when we extend to the Lord our thanks for all His wonderful blessings. Isn't it nice to be so blessed? I am blessed even more because I also celebrate my birthday in autumn. What a wonderful time to be born!