Fall! … That’s all.

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I have severely neglected this blog for the past month. Eek! With everything else going on, though, and trying to make time to relax, I haven’t had much time to post. I’m sorry you’ve missed me so much. (I’m assuming.)

So today, I’m simply going to share my excitement about fall. My favorite season used to be summer because I love warm weather and vacations, but now summer has to share with fall because I’m starting to like it more and more. (Plus, since I’m not in school anymore, fall is no longer synonymous with going to bed early and having homework.)

Fall is awesome for 5 reasons:

1. Boots. Boots with tights. Boots with leggings. Boots with dresses or jeans or skirts. The possibilities are endless!

The bike would embarrass me, but I want to know where she got the skirt.

2. The light. I can’t really describe it, but sunlight is different in the fall. Not as harsh and hot. It’s softer and … not as hot? Look, I said I can’t describe it, so there.

3. The obvious: leaves. The leaves are just starting to change colors, but I don’t have to rake yet, and not enough have fallen to leave the trees bare and gloomy. Perfect.

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This was taken a couple of years ago at Morrow Mountain, N.C.

4. Here come the holidays! Candy will be on sale soon, then there’s Thanksgiving, then Christmas. … And then my and Pete’s birthdays! (Is it “my and Pete’s” or “mine and Pete’s” or something else? I never know how to say this.)

5. Pumpkin everything and warm, spicy drinks. … Oh, and bonfires. I know those are separate, but I already said I’d name five things, and six things just isn’t a good number for a list.

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Mmmmmmmmmmm

Pete and I have also been pretty productive this fall. (All 19 days of it.) We planned to paint our deck back in June, but it’s rained so much and we’ve been so short on free time that it just happened a couple of weeks ago. It looks sooo much better. It was a hot mess before. … I also spruced up our pots with some fresh flowers, added a couple of small decorations and made a wreath!

This is the after picture. I hope you didn't think it was the before picture.

This is the after picture. I hope you didn’t think it was the before picture.

These were left over from a "photo shoot" Pete and I did for Mom's birthday. Perhaps I'll post more on that later.

These were left over from a “photo shoot” Pete and I did for Mom’s birthday. Perhaps I’ll post more on that later.

Pansies!

Pansies!

A wreath made out of yarn and artificial flowers and leaves. I added a ribbon to hang it.

A wreath made out of yarn and artificial flowers and leaves. I added a ribbon to hang it.

Mums by the front door.

Mums by the front door. This isn’t the greatest iPhone picture, but oh well.

HAPPY FALL, Y’ALL!

 

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2 thoughts on “Fall! … That’s all.

  1. Just beautiful! Love the wreath too – I would have never thought about using yarn and that bow w/the flowers looks simply elegant! You are a great homemaker and wife. Proud of you! Love, Mom

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  2. The wreath looks nice! And I love the picture of you with the heart-shaped leaf. You look so in-the-moment and happy.

    I love fall too, for most of the same reasons although I haven’ t quite figured out how to navigate my way through wearing boots yet. : /

    And don’t feel bad on the blogging…I have fallen off a little myself. Life gets busy sometimes, ya know?

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