Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Ahhh... Autumn...

I love Autumn (really, I love whatever season comes next, if you know what I mean)(not that I'm experiencing it yet, as I wouldn't call 95 degrees autumn, but whatever, everyone else is talking about it, and I like living vicariously through the seasons in the rest of the world). It's such an exciting time of the year. It makes me think of being a kid, going to school, plaid, books, the thrill of changing weather... I also really love the colors of autumn. Like the colors in this...



From spare time



I also love that after Gustav, my yard is putting on some really great September clothes. Like these that have sprouted all over my yard...


From spare time




From spare time



and these (these are my favorites!)


From spare time


Mostly I love that so many of the flowers are red! And that I don't have to do anything to make them grow (this is especially good considering my extremely potent ability to kill all plant life placed into my care (I'd like to remind everyone of the Man-Eater. The one thing Josh told me when we moved into this house, the one thing that he said was most important, he told me not to kill the Man Eater and everything else would be ok. He said that it was very special and that I shouldn't worry cause it had lasted 40 some-odd years up to this point, and surely it would be fine. Yeah, well... tell that to the Man Eater corpse that's sitting in my backyard waiting to be burned (I mean, you can blame it on the fact that it bloomed and that's what happens, but I know it was me))).
That's all. :D


12 comments:

Breanne said...

Those are beautiful! I love Autumn too. Still way too hot here!

Julie said...

I love your pictures, very cool. And the flowers are pretty as well :) I wanted to let you know that I did your craft and credited you/sent people to you to learn how to do it. I asked you a question about how the bottoms of yours turned out... I tried to take a picture of how bulky mine was.... was it like that for you? Just curious.

anne said...

Loving the flowers!!!

And the picture up top...did you do that, cuz it's really cute! :)

kd-m said...

oh! lovely, though today it's feeling autumn-y here in the big apple, so you keep your pretty flowers and I'll keep my rainy day with a (few) leaves on the ground! just think, this time next yr you'll be enjoying an east coast autumn too! yay! oh, and LOVE the embroidery, really, LOVE LOVE IT!

Mamasphere said...

I totally associate plaid with fall! Definitely my most favorite time of the year, which I miss, because I live in one season year round now.

Gorgeous flowers.

Mekhismom said...

Love, love, love the flowers.I need some of those in my life. Easy to tend to and beautiful.

~~tonya~~ said...

Beautiful pics!! Love the bottom one--that is a spider mum right?? My grandmother used to have them in her yard along the concrete walk. They would just come back up year after year. Ahh......memories. I wonder if they still come up since my grandparents have passed. Thanks for bringing back some great memories.

Lula! said...

Is that a table runner in the first picture? With owls?

I MUST have it...too darling for words. Oh, and your yard flowers are gorgeous, too...but those owls are slaying me!

New Girl on Post said...

Those flowers are beautiful!

Christie said...

Just got my package today, and I have to say LOVE IT ALL! You are so thoughtful. Getting ready to send yours, too. Thanks, partner!

Heather said...

Those flowers are spectacular!!

Farm Fresh Jessica said...

ooh, those are fancy!