Sunday, September 22, 2013

Happy first day of fall!

It has certainly felt like fall this weekend at my house!

Yesterday we awoke to some lingering rain from the day before
and news that my son's out of town soccer game had been canceled.
I immediately put on a pot of hazelnut coffee,
lit my pumpkin spice candle and settled in for an
un-rushed Saturday morning.  

The first one since mid August.

I did a little pinning to my 
fall inspiration Pinterest board -

sipped my coffee and listened to the rain on the roof.

Breakfast was compliments of 
Carrie Underwood ;-)

and Pillsbury. :-)

As soon as I finished up the breakfast dishes,
 I emptied out the hutch of all the summertime things,

and got started on decorating for fall!

I only got a little bit done because family came in to town for the Aggie game
and we did some tailgating on campus with them.
Then we came home to watch the game on television.
Except for my son who lucked into a ticket the second week in row!

While I was at Wal-Mart this afternoon with my daughter 
she mentioned how much she loves all the fall colors and decorations.
I was so surprised.  
She's a teenager and I didn't think she even noticed when I put out the fall things.  
But I guess she does and now I have all the motivation I need to finish up! :-)

Autumn's Appeal

Swirling leaves of gold and crimson
Drifting on a chilly wind
Slowly settle in the meadow,
Heralding the summer’s end.

Sunlight fades a little faster
With the passing of each day,
Crops wait ready to be gathered –
Nature’s bounty on display.

Evening’s song grows ever softer
As birds start their southern flight,
While the first fire in the fireplace
Warms a cold and frosty night.

Autumn days bring sweet contentment,
Time to slow life’s hectic pace;
Time to linger in the beauty
Of fall’s majesty and grace.

~Ruth Fiori Poynor

More fall inspiration...

From The Farm Blog Hop

More the Merrier Monday

1 comment:

Debbie said...

I just love fall and am loving experiencing it in Indiana. Love your blog and poem you added. Perfectly captured the feelings!