Monday, September 22, 2008

Twenty Little Things to Treasure in Autumn

An end to watering and mowing!

Colorful leaves dancing down the street

Driving through the leaves dancing down the street

My birthday!

(Emily, made and sold in 2007)

Max’s birthday too (he was supposed to be a girl and he was due on Halloween so I referred to him as “my little ghoul”. Guess I got a surprise, eh?)

Max and Eric, Halloween 2005

My dear sister-in-law Deb’s birthday (love you, Deb!)

High school football games

The Mighty Mavericks at their first home game Friday nightEric, his friend Travis (on the left) and the rest of the band provide the heartbeat of the game!

Geese honking overhead

Socks and shoes after a season of sandals

Halloween in my neighborhood! It’s like Mardi Gras!

Seasonal decorating

Snuggling under my favorite throw on the couch with an old movie and a bowl of popcorn

Switching out the sheets to flannel

Roses in our cheeks

Walking through the fallen leaves

Mmmm, sweaters

Crows! Quite possibly my favorite bird

Candles- the soft light and fragrances so appropriate for fall

Using the oven again- hurray for baked goods!

The coziness that one only gets from life indoors

Big thanks to Melissa at The Inspired Room- this was a fun exercise. She has Mr. Linky up with other bloggers ideas of Twenty Things to Treasure in Autumn. A good way to spend the first day of Fall, don't you agree?


M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Loved all the photos and comments to go with. Just got done looking at your old site. Lots of beautiful eye candy. : ) Hope you're doing well these days.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

YES!!! and end to mowing - how could I forget that one!


Lorrie said...

great list - especially the one about geese honking. I forgot about that one!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

About the halloween tree...I anchored the "trunk" in stacked styrofoam. However, I'm hiding a brick in back of that rooster so the whole thing won't fall over. : ) Good luck,

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Hi there...just found ya. Love all your little vignettes...looks like you dig Halloween as much as our family does. I have been posting a lot of Halloween crafts. I am so sorry for your seperation....hope things are lookin better for ya! Cherry

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Bettsi!! I love your list!! I will have to see about participating in sweet Melissa's link.


dawnkristine said...

I think you hit them all there! Thank you!

Kathy said...

Love your Autumn list!

Anonymous said...

Love it! Crows are my fav bird too. I love knitting just as Autumn comes as I know the things are going to be needed soon. Lovely lot of pictures.

Oh yes pink footed geese flying over us in v shaped squardons making a big noise. :-)

Autumn is my fav season of the year and not just because the children are meant to go back to school. LOL

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Tell Buddy he doesn't look fat at all in his striped shirt.

Ok, love your photos and list! So fun!!!

Thanks for being inspiring and sharing your list!


happy fall,

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Now why didn't I think of no more watering and mowing? Such a relief truly! I love how you describe a life indoors as being cozy. Hadn't thought of it that way, but 'tis true.