Tuesday, September 22, 2009

hey...it's Fall!

"I love fall! Fall is exciting. It's apples and cider. It's an airborne spider.It's pumpkins in bins. It's burrs on dog's chins. It's wind blowing leaves. It's chilly red knees. It's nuts on the ground. It's a crisp dry sound. It's green leaves turning. And the smell of them burning. It's clouds in the sky. It's fall. That's why...I love fall."- Author Unknown

Autumn(or Fall as we say in the United States) has arrived and hands down is my favorite season.
What do I love about it? Cooler days and nights, pumpkin picking and trying to find just the 'right one,' the changing colors of the leaves to garnet, vibrant orange and gold, college football games(especially my alma mater), wearing Fall clothes like warm sweaters and jackets again, picking apples and baking, the deep blue sky of an Autumn afternoon and trick or treating with my kids.

Sunday we took a little drive to a place that we see often when we go to Madison which is about 20 minutes away. A farmer grows and sells pumpkins and gourds and Grace and Will have been begging us to stop and check them out. They both had a blast with the pumpkins and picked a few to take home with us. We'll go on another pumpkin picking journey in October to a place that's become a tradition every year at a real working farm. Enjoy this glorious season of change.

18 kind words:

a Tonggu Momma said...

It is still so humid here... the Tongginator wore a tank top to school today. I am SO jealous. (Although I won't be when January hits. Heh.)

Love the photos!

Jessica said...

So beautiful Gail! I love going pumpkin picking! Perfect autumn photos of your adorable kiddos :)

Ashley said...

Beautiful pictures, Gail. You captured the spirit of fall perfectly! Yesterday, we actually had a bit of snow, mixed in with the rain....yikes!

The Things We Carried said...

How do you ever decide what to frame at your place?

Super Mommy said...

I love fall - but it's still warm in Houston ... may take us a couple more months to see a huge change.

Your pumpkins and those they are on are all gorgeous!

The Morris Family said...

Hooray for Fall! LOVE these photos- Grace and Will certainly know/love one of the best parts about the season- pumpkins! With temps forecasted in the 80's this week we will have to wait a bit longer for the pumpkins...but probably not much longer.

And I second that comment about how in the world could you ever decide on what to frame...;)

Lesa said...

I woke up this morning to take W to school and to walk. It was 45*! Fall has hit, but a little cooler than I thought it would be.
My favorite time of year, and just think we will be getting our son in a few weeks!!
Love your photos of your beautiful children! I just love your daughters top!

Sue said...

Wow, you really are an amazing photographer. Your pictures are always so great. Of course your kids are adorable which makes it easy!

Sue : )

Jboo said...

Beautiful photos Gail! Did you get Will that really big pumpkin! I do love fall too, but not so fond of winter that comes after!

Janet

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I wish it could be fall all year round.....it is so beautiful. The colors and the cool evenings are my favorite!!

It looks like the kids had a fantastic time at the pumpkin patch.....they are SO CUTE!!

I am going this weekend.....I can't wait for the white pumpkins....thay are my absolute FAVORITE!!

xoxo,

Lisa

Kayce said...

Happy First Day of Fall!! A wonderful and a favorite time of year for us as well!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

HOW FUN...
love the photos..
Looks like a great way to spend a wonderful Fall day..
Hugs.

EllieNat said...

Beautiful fall pictures. We live in Southern California, and it is still summer!

Courtney said...

I love fall too. Great fall photos. You kids are getting so much older looking, it is like they changed overnight!

Casey said...

I LOVE fall... now if ONLY the weather would agree and cool down... haha!!

Such beautiful pictures of such beautiful kiddos. Love them... they just put a smile on my face.

And I'm TOTALLY regretting that I sold Em's peasant top like that.... I mean she didn't fit in it anymore, but I could look at it. haha!! Maybe I should hunt down a bigger size.

kerri said...

Fantastic photos!!
I love Fall, can't wait for the fabulous colors, so gorgeous for photos!

Laura L. said...

Hi Gail,
These are great photos! Love the one with Will and the big pumpkin the best. So cute. :) Pretty pics as always!

Kristy said...

Although Texas is my home and I love it and cant imagine living anywhere else but I would love to have fall colors like that. And as always your photos are so , so beautiful.

Love and blessings, Kristy

 
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