Tuesday, September 30, 2014

an autumn afternoon

some people say that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. and i do agree that it is wonderful. but the MOST wonderful time of the year for me is autumn. just like spring brings a feeling of newness, fall brings a sense of calm. the calm before the storm of winter, perhaps, but a calm nonetheless. 

living in the country has it's benefits in the fall. saturday we went to the local farmers market and got a few pumpkins and the cutest tiny succulent. then we drove 30 minutes up the road to hike in the mountains. on Sunday afternoon we drove 15 minutes up the road to a little farm that does a pumpkin patch in October! this farm houses rescued animals & works with autistic kids all for free, so the pumpkin patch is their big fundraiser for the year. 

i love walking through & looking at all of the crazy colored pumpkins! we were on the hunt for the perfect white pumpkin this year & we found it! we also bought some cones of food for the animals & were able to feed them. they even eat the colored ice cream cone! so fun! 

after feeding the animals, we went on the hay ride around the property. we got to see all of the animals at the farm & hear about their involvement in the Community Supported Agriculture membership. it was the perfect autumn weekend. when we got home Sunday, we set up our autumn goodies on the front porch! 


No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace, as I have seen in one autumnal face.
John Donne






I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.
Anne of Green Gables | LM Montgomery





Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows | JK Rowling






Autumn... the year's last, loveliest smile.
William Cullen Bryant


27 comments:

  1. I love the inclusion of literary quotations to enhance your feelings about autumn.

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  2. I completely agree! This looks like the best weekend ever! I love that picture of all the pumpkins lined up on the grass. Your fall decor looks great!

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  3. There is something about fall that just makes me feel all warm and cozy. I love the feeling of calmness it brings....Summer is usually crazy with trips and activities, but fall brings about a sense of contentment and routine. Loved seeing your fall pictures - your porch looks great! :)

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  4. I agree--fall is the most wonderful! And it kicks off the holiday season, really!

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  5. I love your beautiful blog! I am visiting from the Jack of All Trades Link-up. Thank you for sharing! God bless you. :)

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  6. Loving the pictures of Albie! He's such a cutie. And that little white goat looks like he has quite the personality!

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  7. All things fall are my favorite...

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  8. How fun!!! We're hoping to go pumpkin picking in 2 weeks and I'm so excited!!! :-)

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  9. thanks Brita! i just had to! such beautiful words for a beautiful season!

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  10. it was such a fall weekend - i loved it! :) thank you Megan!!

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  11. yes! it is so cozy! :) i love the calmness so much! after summer, we all need it! thank you so much!

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  12. you're right! it does! that is why it's so wonderful! :)

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  13. thank you so much Cheryl! :) glad you came over! :)

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  14. right?! i plopped him on the hay & hoped for the best! he was a little unsure at first, but then he started exploring & i just snapped away! he is so cute! :)

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  15. it's the only season you can really say that about too! :) it's wonderful!

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  16. neat! i hope you guys have fun!!! this was our first year really decorating our porch for fall & it was fun to pick out random pumpkins!

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  17. i so agree! something about it just soothes my soul! :)

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  18. We totally love Fall and Thanksgiving way more than Christmas. Other than the obvious fact that it's Jesus's birthday celebration! Ha!

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  19. I love these fall photos!
    The white pumpkin is totally beautiful! AND- I love your outfit! So pretty!

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  20. haha! right! i completely agree with you guys!!

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  21. thanks Amy! :) ahhh i love white pumpkins so much! they are just so pretty!! and thank you! it is one of my favorite color combos :)

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  22. me too! me too!!! :) it is gone too quick but i'm so glad it's here!


    thanks! i love quotes :)

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  23. Your pictures are stunning - especially the ones with the rabbits :-) And I love the quotes you've woven in too. Sounds like a dream day to me!

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  24. I totally agree with you about the autumn!!! I love most seasons (not the winter though) but autumn is so special. It's the time of new fresh starts, that crisp air and oh, the colours.

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  25. I'm with you -- autumn is best! I love the picture of your bunny with the pumpkins, so cute! So glad y'all are having a great autumn :)

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