Autumn Glory

Fall is in the air!

I love this time of year. How many times have I said that?
This spring we planted 3 October Glory maples and 3 Autumn Blaze Maples in our yard. They are young trees, so the leaves are a bit small, but I'm so excited to see the color!
The burning bushes are teasing me with a red leaf here and there.
My red dahlias have been blooming for months, but just yesterday the first white one appeared!
Gracie and I brought home some orange, red and yellow mums from the store yesterday, and last week we got to go to Grandma and Grandpa Anglesey's house and pick a large orange pumpkin and several small peek-a-boo white ones from their pumpkin patch.
The kids are already planning their Halloween costumes: The younger two will be a ladybug and a butterfly, the older ones some ninjas from some obscure cartoon.
The days are getting shorter, and the nights chillier.
With great anticipation, I await the upcoming holidays, wearing sweaters, sipping cocoa, taking walks and fireside sitting.
This is my favorite time of year.

Did I already say that?


jharmon said...

You seem like a fall person! I really love the summer. The heat will always be my friend. Your kids are so big, and Rachael is beautiful, even my Conner thought so!

Krista said...

The trees will be gorgeous! I put out Fall decorations the other day. Brandon just hesitatingly informed me he will be gone on Halloween! AHHH! Oh, well. I have done it before! Chelsea is going to be an 80's girl! Haha.

Shelli said...

Kind of scary when your kids dress as YOU for Halloween (80's girl).

Thanks Jill, Rachel seems to be the object of many a crush this year. Sigh.

Craig D. Anglesey said...

I love the fall too, but I'm not seeing anything close to it here in Texas yet! Love to read your entries Shell, such a cutie. The kids are getting so big and grown up! Can't wait to see you all again.

Krista said...

Hey, how did you get that poll on your blog? Neato!

Shelli said...

When I updated my blog, it gave an option at the top right of the screen that says "Customize". You can add a few different things with this. The poll is one of them. There is also an easier to add links with it.

Toni Cavallini said...

It's finally fall here too! We went apple picking yesterday and took Clara to a pumpkin patch - she hated it! I sat her in the pumpkins and she screamed! Too funny!

t said...

I'm ready for campfires, blankets, snuggling, c-o-c-o-a and toast (skylar's favorite), and winter sports!