Friday, September 23, 2011

Happy First Day of Autumn!

What are some of your favorite things about fall? Mine are:
  • Making S'mores in the chiminea or wood burning fireplace
  • Watching the Fall leaves change their color
  • Hiking
  • Awesome weather like Indian Summer days. Crisp, with soft sunlight...
  • Football season
  • Thanksgiving & Christmas shopping (Yes shopping!)
  • Fashion! I love the fall fashion to comfortable wear pants, boots, and scarves!
  • Warm blankets and snuggling
  • Seasonal Coffee Drinks & Caramel Apple Spice from Starbucks
  • Smells! Fall smells like cinnamon and spice, apple cider, leaves, turkey, and pumpkin pie.
  • Ski season is only around the corner! Some people dread the winter, but surprisingly this Florida girl really loves the winter months. I vowed to Joe that I would never move anymore south than NC. Only northward or westward may we go!
Are you traveling this Fall? This is where we are going:
  • Shelby, NC
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Wilmington, NC
  • Lake Mary, FL
These are pictures from my yard this week. As you can see the fall colors are starting to encroach pretty early this season. You can expect future pictures of more fall pictures in the upcoming weeks. This IS my favorite season! Growing up in Florida we really didn't have the awesome season of Fall!

Pink Flowering Dogwood Leaves
This tree turns bright RED in the fall! We have 4 of these in the backyard yard.
Wisteria Vine Leaves
These vines climb up our pergola. This is our first year with them growing. They've tripled in size this year and assume they will turn pale yellow in the fall to naked vines in the winter.
Silver Maple Leaf Tree Leaves
This tree turns PURPLE in the fall! It's in the front yard. This is one of my favorite trees due to its fall color.


  1. Yeah fall!! My favorite time of the year!!

  2. To steal from one of your comments the other day, "this makes me happy."

  3. We'll be in Ft. Lauderdale/Miami in November!


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