Wednesday, October 15, 2008


I love fall. It's probably my favorite season of the year.

I love the crispness in the air. The temperature can be warm, but there's always a little hint of coolness.

I love the smell of burning leaves. Now that we live outside of the city limits, burning leaves is permitted and when our neighbors burn, I just inhale until my lungs practically burst. We have two small trees in the front yard, so we don't have enough leaves to burn....yet.

I love the cool nights. They make for excellent sleeping.

But I especially love the changing leaves. The colors are so bright and vivid.

I was recently going through some pictures on my hard drive and came up with a few autumn photos, and of course, YOU are the lucky ones because I plan on sharing them!

This is Joey, when he was six months old. The tree in front of our house had just lost all of its leaves and I couldn't resist seeing what his reaction would be to sitting amongst all those golden leaves. Naturally, he tried to put them in his mouth!

This is Alex (4) and Joey (7) one autumn afternoon, in front of our house. Ahhhhh, brotherly love at its finest!
This is the sugar maple tree we planted in our backyard. Its leaves turned the most gorgeous shade of orange.

This was our next door neighbor's tree. I loved the reddish leaves it got in the fall.

This was an absolutely GORGEOUS autumn day in 2004. We were out looking at new houses for different ideas for our new home. We were checking out brick and siding colors, shingle types, etc. We just happened to be on a road that was fairly high and I couldn't resist taking this photo.

One year when the boys were small I had this brilliant idea. I wanted to make scarecrow costumes for them for Halloween. It took me about a month to create this outfits and I was so pleased with how they came out I decided to have a professional picture taken of them. I was working half-time then and was using Ted's Grandma's sewing machine. We still have that old Singer and it still works. We think she got it in the late 1940s.

Happy Fall!


Jen said...

I miss fall! We don't get that here.

edbteach said...

I am SO ENVIOUS of your beautiful fall pictures. Living in south Texas, we have nothing like that. Our plants get confused because it is cool for a week or two and then 90 degrees again!

I would love to live somewhere for a year so I could see the seasons change!

The Arthur Clan said...

Photo #5 is amazing!

We do have one thing great about living in Ohio...our beautiful fall landscapes. I'm not sure if it makes up for the horribly snowy winters though.


Dr. Grumbles said...

You're making me wish I lived in an area that actually gets an autumn!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pics. I miss falls up home. Despite the temperatures getting below 90+, we don't get the foilage show. P.S. Kick the old man in the rear for me!!

Your old friend!!

PERBS said...

Oh such beautiful fall memories! I LOVE that last autumn leaves shot best tho. AND those costumes. . . cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!