Another Fall Day


It was a beautiful day here today. I went out to see what was growing in our yard. I found to my surprise, little rolling hills of grass everywhere. I wasn't very attentive when our lawn seeded, and grass seedlings have sprung up all over the yard. It was so beautiful, I couldn’t walk on it. Who knows what fairy realms might exist there.




I went around to the front of our home to get a photograph of our autumn wreath. I love to have a natural wreath hanging on the door in fall. During this time of year, I usually walk down to our creek area to gather vines, seed pods and leaves to make a wreath. This year our wreath is a bit different. While I was at Michael's craft store the other day, they had their fall garlands on sale, as well as the grapevine wreaths. The garlands looked so real, I thought it would be fun to create a wreath with them. This is the end result below.





Real leaves

Fallen leaves are everywhere now. We won’t rake them up just yet. They will help to mulch the dirt in the yard, and deliver a power-packed punch of color.





Inside my home the sunlight was streaming through the windows.





And as I opened the front door, I was greeted by the happy smiles of my little pumpkin people.



25 comments:

Lori said...

hee hee, your little pumpkin guys made me smile Nancy...they sure are cute...your wreath is lovely...very understated and elegant...it suits you well...thanks for the link you sent me...i spent a long while drooling over there...*sigh*

June said...

Hi Nancy,
How sweet are those little pumpkin people! And that wreath...just so beautiful.
Our leaves have all fallen here and are blanketing the whole garden. I will be raking the ones off the grass, but will leave the rest as protection for some of the garden. I always wonder wher the faeries go when the cold comes.
Hugs,
June

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Nancy, I love it all!!!! Sweet pumpkin folk, fallen leaves, gorgeous fall wreath....your photography is always inspiring to me sweet friend. I hope you are doing wonderful!! hugs and love, Dawn

Laura said...

Beautiful photography! Your wreath is lovely and I really like the black and white curtain on your window too! You have displayed the best of autumn!
Thanks for stopping by and saying hi...I love it when you do!
Take care, Laura

bluemuf said...

Hi Nancy, Love the wreath, but those little pumpkin fellows are so very sweet.

Hugs Karen

sarah { abeachcottage } said...

love the wreath

sarah

Florence said...

I love your pumpkin people and the moon dance on the box is great.

LiLi M. said...

Your wreath is beautiful and very convincing (that this could be real). I love the fall colors! And I really like your pumpkin people. I think anyone who will enter your house is smiling, once they see these.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Stunning banner photo and the tour of your maison and garden is marvelous!!! Bisous, ANita

LW said...

Nancy,

The wreath is beautiful…
And your pumpkin people are just too cute…
Did you make them?

Louise

madrekarin said...

Your wreath is beautiful! I love a wreath hanging on the door. Mine are all in tatters now- maybe I should go to Michael's and get a few to decorate!
Our leaves are just beginning to fall. They will stay on the ground until all of them have dropped. Then they will be raked up and placed in the chicken pen where my hens will do their best work scratching the leaves into the best compost on earth. It will take them all winter, but it is so worth it! Leaves to chickens=compost=flourishing garden. :)

Rita said...

Hi Nancy,
I've just discovered your blog by a link at June's Lauging with Angels. She was absolutely right. Your blog is fantastic. Love your fall wreath, your pumpkin fellas and those inviting fallen leaves - I have no clue how on earth fallen leaves could look so inviting but yours truly do (perhaps because I do not have a garden hence no falling leaves LOL).
I'll be honored if you'll come and visit my blog at http://ritashabbychicrose.blogspot.com/
Warmely
Rita

Anonymous said...

What a joy to vicariously visit with you via blog today. Blessings!xo Lisa

starrynightimpressions said...

thanks Nancy for the idea of apple bread for all the apples from my tree. I've never tried that before, I'll have to go find a receipe :)
And man are your photos just soooo gorgeous!!!
blessings,
starrydeborah

koralee said...

Lovely lovely blog you have...just found you and so happy I did! Off to read some more of it before heading to bed!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Such beautiful photographs Nancy. I love your pumpkin people. Thanks for stopping by, I love visiting your blog. I am forever grateful for you introducing me to wonderful Anita.

Have a lovely weekend. Karen

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Your wreath is beautiful, Nancy.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Your blog always brings such pleasure to me. What a gorgeous wreath! And I LOVE those pumpkin people!
Happy Halloween!

Rattus Scribus said...

Your post reminds me so well of why I love autumn. Love your wreath & pumpkin people.

Big hug to you, Bill and...

Ruben

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh my precious sister, thank you for your kindness and beautiful spirit. We must always love each other and only say kind things. Your white pumpkins, again, are just gorgeous. They are so elegant! Anita

Berlin Deluxxe said...

I want some little pumpkin people to greet me too :)

rochambeau said...

Happy Halloween Nancy to you and your family. Your wreath and Pumpkin person and cat box are both charming and wonderful! May you always be greeted with smiles~
xox
Constance

The Victorian Parlor said...

I always enjoy your posts! They are so beautiful and inspirational! Your wreath is gorgeous!

Happy Fall!

Blessings,

Kim

The White Bench said...

Hi Nancy,
love your curtain, and those Halloween people are the cutest thing ever!
Monica.

Charm and Grace said...

I am catching up. Lovely, lovely fall photos!

Christi