Fall Fun in Photos and Words

Early in Autumn I was concerned we wouldn’t get very many colorful leaves, but this month nature bowled us over with gorgeous colors splashed across the hills.

Sadly, many of those leaves fell off last week and this weekend when we received a ton of wind and a little bit of rain. Now most of our colorful leaves are all over the ground and we know this means that winter is on its way.

I’m not a fan of winter, as I’ve written about in the past, but as The Husband and I sat cuddled under blankets, watching Brokenwood last night, I remembered what I like about winter. I like that there is an excuse not to go anywhere, that we don’t feel pressured to go outside and do something in the evenings, and we can bundle up with a cup of tea or cocoa, a fuzzy blanket, and a good show or book. That part of winter I am looking forward to.

I thought I would share some of our autumn-related photos from September and October today.

What is the weather like where you are?

Looking back at July in photos

Even before I looked back at the photos from July, I knew the month had been busy, but looking at all the photos from the month, solidified that for me.

There were a lot of pool visits, a lot of running through sprinklers, a musical, grocery shopping trips, visits with friends, parades, carnivals, visiting my parents, cookouts, anniversary dinners, and blowing bubbles.

A new season of flowers

I had nothing to do with the flowers blooming around my house. I have no idea how to maintain them and they’d probably last longer if I had a clue what I’m doing. But I don’t have a clue so I weed them a little, pull some old ones off, and then I take a lot of photos of them. I thought I’d share of the photos I’ve been taking today on the blog. Hopefully flower lovers and non-flower lovers alike will enjoy the photos.

2019 in photos

I thought I would look back at 2019 in photos and one thing I’ve realized is that I didn’t take as many photos in 2019 as I have in other years. This will confuse you when you see the list of photos below, but, trust me, I used to take a lot more. I guess I’m in a photography rut of sorts.

I stole the idea of the photos from my brother who, for once, (*wink*) had a good idea. Unlike my brother, I’m not going to add explanations because I have too many photos and I’m not as patient as my brother to do that.

January through April

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August to December

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I found some old photos and it was the most exciting part of my week

Last week I was able to get a computer working (after finally finding a local computer repairman!) after I thought it had died almost a year ago and found a ton of photos from 2018. It was the most exciting thing that happened to me all week and I’m not sure what that says about my life.

The computer will still need some work because when I got it home it started shutting off when it was unplugged. The computer dude, as I like to call him, thinks I need a new battery.  He’s probably right and I’ll figure that out in the next month or so. For now I’ll just keep it plugged in when I use it.

Some of my favorites from what I found are below. I found a whole folder of photos I took at a farm last year during my personal project to highlight area dairy farms. The rest were photos of the kids, some of them with our dog, who was just a young pup at the time, and some of family members who have decided (again) that we aren’t good enough for them or have passed away. I’m not sharing many of the family member photos. Too emotional.

It was so surreal to see how much the kids have changed in a little more than a year.

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Do not be alarmed. This was my son’s idea.

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