Autumn is my favorite season of all… finally, relief from all of those hot disgusting summer days! Pants and sweaters, hoodies and nice breezes… less humidity!
It’s definitely a time to celebrate.
This year, I did several decorations… a couple that I haven’t taken photos of (whoops! maybe I’ll add them tomorrow).
First, the garden. It used to look nice… now it’s getting too cold at night, and everything is dying (other than the dusty miller). Hopefully I can salvage some coleus and root it indoors over the winter… I love that stuff! Those rusty colored mums are so pretty, don’t you think? The little plants in between them are red/burgundy mums… they did puff quite a bit and look really pretty before they died. I told my preschoolers that the scarecrows are me and the two of them. They LOVED that idea. And note the wreath on the door, too.
I really enjoy our garden when it’s pretty, but it doesn’t seem to stay that way for long… besides monkey grass, is there ANYthing that will survive direct sunlight and all temperatures? … really, no? Poo. I think next season we might just grow dirt instead of buying more plants… too expensive!
I have another one of those wreaths indoors in the dining room…
Closeup with flash so you can see. It looks kind of stick-y in the photos but I think it looks nicer in person. I’m probably wrong though, because they were $10 at Big Lots after all.
Up close on the window sills… I love these tiny pumpkins! I got some glasses/vases/whatever from Big Lots for a dollar each and filled them with candy corn and a Yankee candle. The day I set this up, my husband came to me with a perplexed look on his face and said, “Those candles you got? …. They smell… fally.” I was happy to hear that, because that’s kind of the point! I would’ve done harvest corn instead of regular candy corn (more fally, less halloweeny) but would you believe I couldn’t find any!? Then again, I refused to go to Wal-Mart, so that’s probably why…hmm…
I got some little white pumpkins too… these are actually now on the little shelf by our front door, but same difference… There are also some on the dining table.
Zora helped pass out candy to trick-or-treaters on Halloween. She’s got saltwater taffy in that bucket!
And this is her normal day-t0-day Autumn fashion!
I love when she looks up at the thing she’s balancing, like it helps her concentrate more. She also seems to think that the lower she makes her head go, the easier it will be to balance. Sometimes she gets all hunched down with her head nearly on the ground (still sitting though, not lying down) and I have to laugh at her and get her to stand up again to “reboot.”