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"Savoring Autumn"

Written by Sue,Wednesday, October 16, 2013          Cloudy, mild, 70's perfect fall day

 Autumn is my favorite season, here are a few photos that beckon me to stop and "savor" this most beautiful season......

Sitting by a camp fire at dusk, warming my feet while toasting  marshmallows on a twig, getting ready to make a s'mores!

 Enjoying a meal by candlelight
This reminds me of Miss Emily Baldwin,(Walton's series) reminiscing of her first kiss, under a tree as the autumn leaves showered her and her beloved Ashley Longworth!
Gathering pumpkins to  decorate the entrance to the farm, one of dh's favorite things to do in the fall!

Hope you are enjoying autumn, it truly is a beautiful time of year, as I look at the different colors especially on the leaves, I think of how God uses His paintbrush to add special touches to each one,  for us to stop and "savor",  each moment of our day. 

Joining the "notecard party" at Vee's today,As usual for me, I am late, Thank you Vee for hosting one of my favorite parties!
A Haven for Vee


Cheryl October 16, 2013 at 10:30 AM  

Beautiful pictures of your farm... during my favorite season, no less!

I remember Miss Emily's reminiscing. "The Homecoming" is one of our favorite Christmas movies!

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud October 16, 2013 at 10:43 AM  

All perfect fall pics! The kiss made me smile and I love the camp fire-enjoy:@)

Farm Girl October 16, 2013 at 10:50 AM  

So pretty and I just love your photos today, I really like the one of the campfire, it looks so nice and then your pear trees are beautiful. I noticed ours are starting to change colors now too. Have a lovely day today Sue.

Patsy October 16, 2013 at 11:08 AM  

I also love the fall.
Great photo's!

Vee October 16, 2013 at 11:18 AM  

How can you be late? This is THE day!

It feels so much like autumn to me right here. I think it's the addition of the fire and woodsmoke. Hmmmm...delicious. What kind of pumpkins are those? They are so adorably round and plump.

Lorrie October 16, 2013 at 11:46 AM  

Beautiful autumn images. There's something about a fire that just draws us in. Love the dinner by candlelight. It's such a great thing to do at this time of year.

NanaNor's October 16, 2013 at 12:33 PM  

Hi Sue, I too love Fall-the crisp cold air, bright colors on the trees, staying inside more. I love visiting here and seeing your place.
Harvest blessings to you and yours.

Debbie October 16, 2013 at 12:56 PM  

Sue, they are gorgeous, and I loved the harken back to Miss Emily and Ashley Longworth. I loved that show. (Still do!)

It also prompts me to go outside and get a pear tree update. It has been so hot here that they weren't turning yet. I have also been so grumpy (I admit) that I haven't bothered to notice any changes in the past week. Going outside for leaf inspection.

Debbie October 16, 2013 at 12:57 PM  

I'm back. Still no change.

ellen b. October 16, 2013 at 1:22 PM  

Hello Sue,
I enjoyed your choices for Vee's party this month. I love Autumn! Blessings!

Happy@Home October 16, 2013 at 1:46 PM  

Beautiful fall note cards, Sue. I love the smell of woodsmoke. No matter what time of year I smell it I always think of fall.
I think it's great that your DH enjoys decorating the entrance of your farm for the season. I know that any one who passes it also enjoys it.
I wanted to thank you for taking the time to leave such a kind comment on my recent post. Gosh, it brought me to tears. I am having second thoughts about being able to leave my blog. It's much harder than I ever imagined. Thank you for sharing that you have had similar thoughts too. I agree it IS too hard to leave the good friends I've met through blogging (like you). I think from now on when I have these notions I'll just take a blog break.
Hugs to you,

Mrs.Rabe October 16, 2013 at 6:29 PM  

Lovely Autumn Note Cards!

I love The Baldwin Sisters and Miss Emily's stories of Ashley Longworth. Sweet.


Pamela Gordon October 16, 2013 at 7:36 PM  

Beautiful fall notecards! Love the falling leaves from the pretty maple trees. Blessings, Pamela

Beth October 16, 2013 at 7:45 PM  

The first and second shot are just amazing! Gorgeous time of year, isn't it?

Happyone October 16, 2013 at 7:48 PM  

Beautiful photos. I like the fire - makes me feel cozy and warm just looking at it. : )

Barbara F. October 16, 2013 at 8:50 PM  

Beautiful fall photos, each would make a lovely card, or transferred to canvas! xo

Dawna Motz October 16, 2013 at 9:13 PM  

Autumn and pumpkins and colorful leaves just have to be my very favorite things!! Thanks for sharing !

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days October 16, 2013 at 10:04 PM  

What beautiful images. My favorite is the one of the trees losing leaves. Love!

Donna October 16, 2013 at 10:30 PM  

I do savor this special season! This is a terrific set for note cards.

Grandma Barb's This and That October 16, 2013 at 10:39 PM  

Great Fall note cards! I especially like the table centerpiece and the colorful trees.
Thanks for visiting my note cards and your nice comment.

Linda H October 16, 2013 at 11:03 PM  

Great choices for the October party. LOVE your campfire photo - I can almost smell the marshmallows toasting...

Karen and Gerard October 17, 2013 at 6:17 AM  

Love the autumn trees! I missed the note party this time, just takes too long to put it together and don't have much time to blog lately. Enjoying the outdoors while the weather is still nice.

I think that cookie picture in your earlier post would make for an excellent note card!

Gayle October 17, 2013 at 10:23 AM  

LOVE the camp fire photo. I could almost feel the warmth. All would make great note cards.

Lavender Cottage October 17, 2013 at 7:56 PM  

We are lucky to live where the trees change colour in fall. A wonderful collection of note cards, the campfire would make a perfect one to send to a man.

Sheila October 17, 2013 at 8:02 PM  

Autumn is gorgeous, both inside and outside your home. Lovely note card choices1

Saleslady371 October 17, 2013 at 8:28 PM  

I love your entries, every one of them! Oh, those trees with falling leaves ~ beautiful!!!

Sally Kelly October 17, 2013 at 8:54 PM  

Great photos. I'd like to be sitting by that toasty fire right now!

Meg October 17, 2013 at 10:54 PM  

What beautiful pictures! I love the one of your fall-draped trees, but I think the campfire is my favorite. I am looking forward to lots of those this year. :)

Roses, Lace and Brocante October 18, 2013 at 6:39 AM  

Oh yes Sue, I would buy this set of note cards!
Wonderful photos and I especially love the fire and embers - I would love to send it to me daughter who lives 12,000 miles away from home - it speaks to me of "we are keeping the home fires burning for you"... very special - thank you.

Have a happy weekend

Roses, Lace and Brocante October 18, 2013 at 6:41 AM  

Sorry Sue
that was meant to read.... I would love to send it to my daughter... it's getting late here and my eyes and fingers are tired!!!

Denise October 18, 2013 at 3:39 PM  

Your note card pictures are gorgeous, Sue! God really does color Autumn in the most spectacular shades for us, doesn't he?

Thank you for your visit and comments from the Note Card party! I hope you have a wonderful weekend. :)

Denise at Forest Manor

no spring chicken October 19, 2013 at 10:29 PM  

Beautiful Sue. And yes, I am enjoying my Autumn thank you. Ah, Miss Emily's Ashley Longworth.

Blessings, Debbie

Debbie October 20, 2013 at 8:48 AM  

oh Sue how did I miss this???...I hate to miss any of my favorite bloggers posts....anyway! what GORGEOUS pictures. I love the Waltons...truly one of my all time favorites! Enjoy every minute of that beautiful Fall you have there Sue! HUGS

~Lavender Dreamer~ October 20, 2013 at 3:24 PM  

You've chosen such beautiful photos for the note card party. I've never seen one with a good fire going...that one would be unique! I love your blog...I'll visit for awhile! Hugs!

Carol October 21, 2013 at 1:25 AM  

I don't know how in the world I missed your Note Card Party post until today! Your beautiful photos say so many wonderful things about this season. I have always wanted to have a pumpkin garden so we could pick our own.


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