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Yay, it's Fall!



Even though the temperatures are/were more Summer-like today, I feel that it is my obligation to pay homage to my favorite season, Autumn. Time to put a pumpkin on your front steps!



I took these photos last year while touring the streets surrounding my home. These are my favorite houses. I love the leaves on this lawn. My Italian Mother Clara lives here.



Mums and pumpkins, could there be anything better?



This porch is always decorated beautifully.



What can I say about this one? That tree is simply gorgeous and I love the fantastic colors of the home. Actually this home was converted to condos. I
looked at one to buy but it was too pricey for me.




I love this home with the mansard roof. The photo doesn't do it justice. The tree to the right of the home turns the most brilliant red each Autumn. Simply gorgeous.




It won't be long before the leaves are on the ground and not on the trees. I'll smell the wood stoves burning when I go outside in the evening. And the air will be cold. I'll need a jacket or sweater and maybe even gloves. Inside, good smells,
cinnamon, apples, I do more baking this season. It's time to take out my decorations. I am in the mood for Fall.

Comments

Michelle said…
Awesome Fall pictures! I love those porches. *sigh* One day I will have one. In the meantime, I will decorate my front door of my little cottage condo. Hehe!

Happy Autumn!!

xoxo
LissyLou said…
I love the colours of autumn - great pics xx
Lovely fall vignettes!~Patti
I think pumpkins are representing the mood of the fall very well. Unfortunately we have different types over here and as their colors are very pale, they dont give very good photos. I love your pics.
Fete et Fleur said…
What gorgeous photos! You are my Autumn sister!!

Nancy
Aimee said…
OH! I love all the pictures especially the one of the house. Wow! So perfect for Fall...

If you get a chance stop by my Blog and say hi! I just put up a new post...
Have a great day,
Aimee
Julie@beingRUBY said…
Gorgeous Elaine
Says Fall to me! Although we say autumn! Love all these homes. I think that is my favourite blue one there too!!

A bit late on getting to posts. We had a red dust storm here in sydney and red ain't my favourite colour right now.. haha
Take care x Julie
Fall enhances all the senses. Beautiful in all ways. Time to get a pumpkin indeed! I have all the Mums but no pumkins. Tomorrow! And maybe a pie too ; )

Wonderful photos!
roselotus said…
Lovely photos & musings about Fall.(Warms the heart for me today, so want to thank you!)

blessings,
shanti

www.mydreamsnow.com
Donna said…
Oh my gosh, you live in THE most beautiful town! Not sure where it is, but it screams New England charm!!! LOVE it!...Donna

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