Already melting with the morning light...
October 26, 2011
October 24, 2011
I brought home these sweet little matsumotos from the market. I think they are so cute. They are a type of aster. With the weather so nice this afternoon, my daughter and I took a little walk to gather some berry branches. After that, she spent some time just running and twirling around on the front lawn. I am enjoying all this time with her before my baby goes off to kindergarten next year.
Thanks for looking!!
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October 23, 2011
Me and my husband went for a lovely riverwalk in downtown Naperville this morning.
The sun was out - warm and beautiful, with a slight autumn breeze. I love being here watching the ducks... walking down the sheltered with shade concrete paths and covered bridges - autumn prettiness at its best.
October 20, 2011
I love going to the pumpkin farm this time of year. The sights, the smells, the fun activities for children, and the food!! :)
We went to Kuiper's Family Farm in Maple Park. The property has a pumpkin farm on one side of the road, and a giant tree farm, apple orchard, and bakery on the other side. I walk in to the smell of all the wonderful scents being freshly baked on premise: pies, apple cider doughnuts, cider, local honey, caramel-dipped apples, and freshly mixed fudge varieties.
I snuck away from the family for awhile to run across the street to the bakery barn!
I waited in a very long line at the donut and pie counter and ask for half a dozen. A maple-glazed one instantly goes in my mouth - moist from the apple cider & full of sweetness. I want to try every flavour. So yummy. I took them outside for a quick photograph before I presented them to my family and told them they must try them.
I continued to wander around, noticing all that is charming and enjoying the picturesque views of the rolling fields of Christmas trees. So much beauty to take in.
October 17, 2011
I have been inspired by all the pretty and bright fall floral I have been seeing a lot of lately.
Fall is vibrant
and that is what I was going for when I arranged my front door for fall.
I wanted to get a nice wreath for my front door, but it seemed all the good ones were way out of my price range, and all the affordable ones were plasticky. I could of made one, but didn't get around to it. To cure my dilemma, I stuffed a hanging basket with little pots of red and yellow mums. I like how it turned out - simple, fresh, and no-fuss. So, here is my fall porch decoration - lots of detail photos. It was fun to put it together!
Whenever I go to flea markets, I try and look for orchard baskets; they are great for many purposes.
October 13, 2011
Today is a gloomy day, with continuous drizzling rain, but that didn't stop me from doing a little mini photography practice.
I am liking the 4 large windows in my kitchen eating area for taking closeup photos.
Bosc pears are in season right now, so I thought they would be a fun subject to both photograph and eat.
I found the antique wooden compote at an antique shop and painted it white - a pretty way to display pears.
I've been planting bulbs for the past 2 days. I am so sore all over! I put too much pressure on my muscles using the hand-held bulb planter. Perhaps a long handle one would've prevented muscle aches.
I can't wait to see when all the bulbs shoot up in spring.
I'm still working on my fall front door.
but, here's a little peek...
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October 10, 2011
My family went to the Morton Arboretum over the beautiful weekend to take in the essence of fall. We ended up spenging the entire day there.
I loved just wandering around and taking pictures of scenery that caught my eye. I was in total shutterbug mode. I brought along my tripod with hopes of getting some great sharp pics, but after the first couple photos I took, the tripod went back in the car.
There was a weekend fall fest going on at the visitor center. Every corner was decked out with gorgeous flowers and fall decorating. I got very inspired by all the kale and cabbages worked into the flower gardens and containers. We bought a ton of spring bulbs because they were having a bulb sale. I've got some gardening work cut out for me this week... I love that.
This area with all the hydrangeas is called the enchanted garden...
There was a pumpkin painting area in the children's garden and my children were able to get a little artsy.
It was a great time. I can't wait to get back there for some winter photography! Yes, that's right. Thank you very much for looking at my autumn photos. I'm working on fall-izing my front porch. I'll be back with photos of that hopefully by the end of the week.
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