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Monday, October 22, 2018

FINALLY FALL

Fall finally arrived like a  freight train roaring into the station overnight. 

When I went to sleep Saturday night the wind was howling outside my window, and when I woke up on Sunday many of the trees that were green on Saturday were now bright red. 


The temperature had dropped to 33 and there was frost on the pumpkins. It felt really cold after the recent hot weather, and I was forced to give in and turn on the heat.


I love all of the varieties of pumpkins that were at the farmer's market. Some are meant for stacking, while others are perfect for carving, and then there are those that are just interesting to look at. 


I don't have anywhere to display all of these pumpkins anymore, but I loved wandering around looking at them.

There were lots of interesting gourds and Indian corn too. 


Wouldn't they look fabulous on a Thanksgiving table?

I'm not sure I have ever seen such a quick turnaround in seasons. It was like we went straight from summer to winter, but


now that it is finally fall I am going to get out and enjoy the changing season as much as possible. 

I'm looking forward to the sound of leaves crunching under my feet. 

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P.S. Have you checked out 415 Maxwell? It's my new shop where you can find all things vintage.

16 comments:

  1. Hi Laura :)

    It did the same thing here for the first part of the month and now the weather has evened out a bit, but it's gorgeous out. I didn't know you had a shop online, but I saved it.

    xo,
    rue

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    1. Thanks, Rue. It's a new shop. I drove out in the country yesterday and noticed that the trees were not changing yet. I'm looking forward when they all do.

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  2. Such pretty images. With the rain we had this summer the leaves are just falling which makes me sad.

    Our falls are usually stunning. Love the tree.

    Enjoy the rest of your day

    Cindy

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    1. We had a lot of rain too. I;m hoping that more of the trees start changing.

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  3. It would be so neat to have room for an old wooden wheelbarrow filled with all those pumpkins and gourds! I used to live in the country and at the beginning of our (long) gravel road/driveway, a lady and her husband would park a big old wagon at the beginning of the road and fill it with straw, pumpkins, stalks of corn, flowers, etc. for the Fall season. I loved it! Even a little basket of those weird shaped pumpkins and gourds would look neat on a front porch. We don't have a "porch".. just a little stoop! October has been a gradual change from summer to Fall which has been really nice. We may even get some rain later this week, which has been very rare all summer long. I'm looking forward to it. Happy Fall! Marilyn

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    1. I live in an apartment with no out door space of my own. I really miss being able to decorate outside.

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  4. Lovely fall photos, Laura! Congratulations on your new shop!

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  5. Such lovely photos. I noticed yesterday that we are getting some Fall colors on the trees. I need a good walk in the park!

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  6. We haven't had a frost yet. The tree leaves aren't even really turning much yet from what I can see around here.
    Brenda

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  7. Wow you really did go into fall overnight, that's amazing, Laura! Fall never lasts long enough, does it....we are expecting snow this weekend, that's the end of it for us it seems!

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    1. Thank goodness no snow here yet. I've heard that we are going to have a mild winter. I hope so. I'm not a fan of cold.

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  8. Laura, Oh I know...it is cold here too. Saturday was a horrible windy day. People lost power south of here for a couple days. That's crazy. The winds reached gust of 50 - 60 mile an hour. Too much. I need to cut some plants back now. All faded. I hope you are getting to walk about and see the pretty leaves. Your pictures are great. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Thanks, Susie. I'm planning on getting out this weekend if it doesn't rain the entire time.

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